Tag Archive: makerspace

Feb 20

Putting Students on the Stage

Our makerspace continues to grow and we continue to learn better ways to manage the equipment, the space, and the students. It’s only been two months, but I’m proud of how things have rolled out. It’s super important that those of us involved in this process continue to learn from others to make sure we …

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Feb 09

Coding Challenges for the Ollie

If you have any Ollies (or Spheros) in your classroom, library, or makerspace, you’ve probably discovered that kids love driving these little devices around. Students love to test their driving skills, which as I’ve witnessed, generally aren’t that good. We have 4 Ollies in our makerspace and, in an effort to have students program the …

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Feb 09

Gaining Support for Your Makerspace

The idea to start a makerspace in my school wasn’t my idea. The groundwork began before I was hired. I feel my willingness to help grow the idea and my knowledge of and connections to makerspaces in other schools was an added bonus when I joined other educators to keep the ball rolling. When you …

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Jan 20

Deciding on the Stuff

This part three in a series of posts related to the creation of a makerspace at Bayside Middle School. Here are parts one and two. Getting a makerspace up and running can be both simple and challenging. If you start small, rolling out the concept in your classroom or library can be manageable. We were looking for …

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Jan 14

Getting Started With Our Makerspace

This part two in a series of posts related to the creation of a makerspace at Bayside Middle School. I wrote in an earlier post about the makerspace that’s beginning to grow at my school. When we started the process of getting this going, one of the biggest things we needed to do was educate ourselves on …

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Jan 11

The Beginning of a Makerspace

Consider this part one in a series of posts related to the creation of a makerspace at Bayside Middle School. Makerspaces are popping up everywhere. They’re in public libraries. They’re in children’s museums. They’re in schools and school libraries across the country. Now, one is growing in my school library. Last school year, prior to my arrival, …

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