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,…

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…

Automata Toys…a fun intro to Making?

I belong to several Ontario Teacher groups on Facebook, and have benefitted from some very generous sharing of knowledge, experiences and conversation. Recently, a contributor posted about her interest in automata toy building. I watched the…

Hamilton Maker Faire

The four of us dropped by the second annual Hamilton Maker Faire this morning. Maybe hoping for inspiration, definition, activity ideas for next year? Not having any previous experience, we had no expectations. What we found…

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