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How & Why? Transform your classroom into a Makerspace

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TransforMING
your classroom into a
MAKERSPACE
How & Why?
as a set of activities
#1
What is the maker movement?
as a community of practice
# 2
as identities
# 3
MAKING
MAKERSPACES
MAKERS
Discovery
Play
Collaboration
Support
Creatives
Agents of change
Why a makerspace?
Maker Ed Promotes: 1. Exploration 2. Innovation 3. Creation 4. Reflection 5. Revision 6. Exhibition  
"Now, almost anyone can innovate. Now almost anyone can make. Now, with tools available at a makerspace, anyone can change the world."
Hatch, 2014, p.10
"Create opportunities for you people to make, & by making, build confidence, foster creativity, & in science, technology, engineering, math, & learning as a whole."
Maker Ed. Vision
President Obama
"I'm calling on people across the country to join us in sparking creativity and encouraging invention in their communities."
How to Create a
MAKERSPACE
Integrate Constructivism
Diversify Learning Arrangements
Interdisciplinary Learning
Repurpose Tools
Create a space where learning is constructed by the learner.
Remix tools for the classroom.
Rethink how students will explore, create, and share.
Integrate prior knowledge and other disciplines.
1
Find a problem
2
Draft ideas
3
Create a product
4
Reflect
5
Revise
Solo exploration
One-on-one projects
Small group projects
Collaborative projects
Online Forums
References: Halverson, E.R. & Sheridan, K. (2014). The maker movement in education. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 495-465. Sheridan, K. Halverson, E.R., Litts, B.K., Brahms, L, Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Owens, T. (2014) Learning in the making: A comparative case-study of three maker spaces. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 505-565.