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…

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,…

Knitting Club

Knitting is alive and well in our Makerspace!  I must say I am very surprised at how quickly this has taken off and the immense interest some of our students have shown. Before the winter…

Going beyond teacher as learner

We strive to be “lifelong learners”, not only in our careers but in our everyday lives. We knew that we would need to be sponges in this TLLP; none of us knew much about the maker…

Coding In Our Learning Commons

As we launched our Maker Space this year, opening up the coding club was an easy beginning.  We had run a club in the learning commons last year, with the support of Industry Education Council…

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