Beyond the TLLP–Our Next Steps

One of the wonderful things about the TLLP (and there are truly many) is that participants are encouraged to continue their learning. Because we started our project later than intended (November instead of September), we…

Our Learning–Final Report Submission

To honour true transparency, here is our final report that we submitted to our Director of Education and to the TLLP team.  

Intermediate Stop Motion Animations

I was incredibly impressed by most of the products from our stop motion unit. The creativity was incredible, and the variety of media used to create them was surprising. Students used Stop Motion Studio plus Lego,…

The Slide Deck to Our PD Session

We thank all that were able to come out to our PD session on Making and Design Thinking. For those that couldn’t attend, here’s the slide deck. If you have any questions or if you’d…

List of Resources/Purchases

Here’s what we purchased and used this year: Sewing Machines, iron and ironing board, fabric Knitting supplies–needles, yarn, looms Hand tools–drills, saws, hammers, wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, hardware Little Bits electronics kits Kanos Arduinos Makedos Makey…

Creating Digitally

Throughout this project, we are finding that hands on experiences are engaging and can result in deep learning experiences and perseverance. But these hands on experiences don’t have to create something concrete and tangible. We…

ESL students and the power of making

TLLPs are about engaging and sound instruction, but the underlying goal is to facilitate and share teacher learning. Our goals for this project are to enhance our learning about makerspace and design process, but there are…

Kinder Makerspace

Something great is happening at Queen Victoria…..the kindergarten staff is creating a makerspace! And although this was not part of our original TLLP proposal, we’ve tried to support it by sharing resources and using release time to…

Design Process–Student Reflections

You’ve had the opportunity to work through the design process and create a prototype. Now it’s time to think about the process and share with others what you learned. Consider these questions in our response,…

Some Online Makerspace Resources

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces An Educator’s Guide to the “Four Cs”–Preparing 21st Century Students for a Global Society 15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture http://www.makereducation.com/ Institute of Design at…

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