Media Center / MAKERSPACE AT EFHS! 6 Fun Maker Activities to Keep Kids Learning at Home. SaveA theme that has resonated with me throughout the COVID-19 crisis is to seek out the good that can come from this challenging time.
One of the positive outcomes I’ve noticed has been an increased collaboration between educators across disciplines. Cardboard Speed Challenge - Instructables. Yours for the making - Instructables. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate - STEM Read. Ivan is an easygoing gorilla.
Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all. Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line. Source: The One and Only Ivan. Educator Support. 2019 Wishlists From Maker Maven. Top 10 Read Alouds for Elementary Makerspaces - Teach Outside the Box. Ultimate Makerspace Guide For Schools and Libraries. Home - Feel Good Teaching. STEM lab Wish List - Google Slides. STEM Challenges: Your Role as Facilitator, part 1.
Hands-on STEM for Your Classroom. STEM-Works - Science, Technology, Math & Engineering Resources for Kids. STEM Challenges: Your Role as Facilitator, part 1. Hands-on STEM for Your Classroom. Free Resource Library - Teach Outside the Box. Create These Awesome Sculptures with Cardboard Building Discs. Kids can create their own building material by transforming a box into cardboard building discs.
Stack the discs to make these awesome sculptures! This art activity provides open-ended creative exploration for kids. Project & post by Samara Caughey of Purple Twig A few years ago, I put together this project for our Architecture week of Summer Camp. I love the idea of the kids creating their own building materials to make sculptures. As children are a part of the entire making process, it gives them a stronger relationship to the creating of the sculptures. The other aspect of this project I love is the reusing of materials, transforming the seemingly mundane cardboard box into a playful sculpture. Cardboard Building Discs Sculptures Cardboard- I cut the circles out ahead of time in different sizes.Tempera cakes in fluorescent colorsPaint brushesScissorsPlastic tarp or oil cloth to cover work surface 1.
Each child chose about 6–10 circles and then cut the slots themselves around the circles. "Help! My Principal Says I Need to Start a Makerspace in My Elementary Libr...: EBSCOhost. What Exactly Do We Mean By "Close Reading," Anyway? If you teach reading, English or even social studies, chances are you’ve had a conversation about close reading in the last few months.
While the topic was once reserved for university classrooms, close reading has come to K–12 and is here to stay, thanks to the Common Core State Standards. The funny thing is, the standards don’t have much to say about close reading outside of requiring that students “read closely” to understand text (ELA Anchor Standard 1) and that students who have mastered the standards are able to “undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of understanding and enjoying complex works of literature” (p. 3). So why is everyone talking about it? In short, close reading has become an education buzzword. Problem Scoping: Design Thinking & Close Reading Makerspaces in the School. Makerspaces That Encourage Writing and Reading - Debbie Ridpath Ohi (Twitter: @inkyelbows) Back to For The Love Of Reading (Last updated July 23, 2018)
Books to inspire maker space activities. Maker Spaces and Books: It’s Not Either Or, It’s Both And. The other day a fellow librarian asked me if I had read a book yet and when I responded no, she replied, “oh that’s right, you’re all about making now, you don’t really do books anymore.”
It has taken me a couple of days to process this information and to form a real response. Literature Supporting Makerspaces - Children's Books Daily... I’ve just presented another Webinar for the fab Eduwebinar team – this time on texts which support the makerspace movement.
Some notes from this evening’s webinar are below for attendees, and anyone else who may be starting their makerspace journey, or wishing to add to their existing resources. Eduwebinar helps teachers and educators attain their hours of professional leaning in a virtual, stress-free environment in the comfort of their home (or in my case, you stay at work and have someone else put the kids to bed! #winning). You can connect in during the evening to a live broadcast and participate in relevant and thought provoking professional learning. More at their website here. Image from ‘Engibears’ Literature Supporting Makerspaces A makerspace is a place where people gather as communities to be innovative, create and collaborate, to share knowledge, tools and resources (Britton, 2012) What is the ‘Makerspace Movement’ We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection. Something that bothers me so much is when I read articles that talk about how libraries are becoming makerspaces.
Our makerspace is one component of the participatory culture that runs through our space. Anyone who knows my story knows that my point of entry into the Maker Movement was through literacy, so for me, literacy and making have always gone hand in hand. When I began as the Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School, I walked into a library that was similar to many school libraries in older schools.