What is Maker Education?
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Curriculum Oriented Makerspace Projects
English Language Arts
ELA / History
Courtesy of Getting Smarter: http://www.gettingsmart.com/2015/06/your-students-can-be-makers-16-projects-invented-by-teachers/
Elements of a Good Maker Project (Martinez & Stager, 2013)
Which of the Following Elements Resonates most?
- Personally meaningful
- Sharable with a respect for the audience
Consider the following questions and share your thoughts with a peer:
- What products or services have your students created this year?
- How have student products been used after they have been created?
- What processes are in place for students to brainstorm ideas and receive feedback to improve them?
- What processes are in place for students to receive feedback on products and improve them?
- What opportunities do students have to collaborate with experts outside of school?
Brain Writing Exercise
- 10 mins: Using stickies, work with a partner to generate as many content-relevant Makerspace ideas as you can. You can use the Internet to generate ideas. Share your ideas with your partner as you write.
- 2 mins: Stick your sticky notes on the chart paper provided.
- 10-15 mins: Walk around the room and read your colleagues ideas. Add at least one additional stick to each person's chart paper.
- Create the four-quadrant chart below on your personal chart paper. Rank your stickies in the most appropriate quadrant.