Knitting Club – Reflection on Successes and Challenges

With the school year coming to an end, I am reflecting back on the knitting club.  Knitting as a whole developed a large following at Queen Victoria School.  It started before the Makerspace was opened…

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…

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…

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…

The pedagogy–design process

So far, most of our blogging has been about the physical environment and the materials/tools we have incorporated into our makerspace. The clubs have been so successful, it’s easy to write about them! But as…

Green Screen

We have this amazing clothing rack at the school. It was used to store clothing donations for our graduates. It was going to be thrown out at the end of last year, but I immediately…

Our Makerspace, Our Makers

In our original TLLP proposal, the maker resources were to be used in both a dedicated makerspace and in three classrooms (Brian’s, Carole’s and Irene’s) with the hope of comparing the successes of both. Students…

SEWING CLUB

A dedicated work space, a few deeply discounted bundles of material sourced at Lens MillHouse, many meters of washed and upcycled curtains, sheets, pillow cases and other random fabric finds from our local thrift stores,…

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