Maker Spaces Everywhere
First thing this morning we went off to the Maker Space/Computer Lab at school. Tomorrow there is an eclipse (it will only be partial here) and as we have an earth and space unit coming up we wanted to make a connection now and let the students view the eclipse. In order to do that safely, we were making “eclipse viewers”. After a brief introduction by one of the tech integrators, the students were off to make their own. After a bit of experimenting some students finished quickly and helped others along.
Tomorrow we will get to try them out! It is fun to make things we can really use!
After school was my after school activity (Book Love). There we had a maker space of a different kind. Students from grades 2-5 (31 in all) were spread out all over the room. Some were sitting at tables working on stories together. Some were sharing books and making their own versions. A few were drawing pictures and adding captions. A large group was working collaboratively on a story. One girl had written the text and several others were drawing full page illustrations to match the story. Others were reading, reading, reading. Everyone was having fun and fully involved. I am so glad the students get the chance to create what they choose!