The MakerSpace at the SRI&ETTC provides opportunities to explore whatever ideas meet the needs of your classroom. Through Open Exploration Days and specified workshops, participants are able to learn more about:
- Fabrication and the use of Cricut Design space and the Cricut Maker
- Design Thinking
- Cardboard and More (MakeDo and Rolodex)
- 3D Printers, 3D Design, 3D Scanning Claymation, greenscreening and Digital Storytelling
- Soft Circuits (eTextiles), paper circuits and
- Makey Makey
- Little Bits Circuits and Circuit Scribe
- Programming and Hour of Code using Scratch, Tynker, Bitsbox, Bloxels, and more!
- Legos and Cubelets modular robots
- Ozobots Bits and Evo, Koov, Vorpal, and Root programmable Robots
- Finch Robots and Lego Mindstorms EV3
- Google Cardboard, Expeditions, and Virtual Reality in the Classroom
...And much more!
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Cardboard Engineering in Your MakerSpace
Bring Your Own Cardboard (BYOC) and practice attachment techniques for any budget! There are so many ways to move your students through the engineering design process as they learn how to cut and connect cardboard using simple tools found in most classrooms. Walk away with ideas for your students, an attachment poster, and a self-created project. Target Audience: Grades 2-8.
Paper Engineering in Your MakerSpace
Want to know how to create or expand your own spaces? Are you on a tight budget? This workshop will provide a hands-on, interactive maker’s environment for attendees to explore some of the new digital, high tech, and low-tech fabrication tools used in schools. Participants will leave full of ideas for affordable spaces AND curricular connections in all areas: Arts, STEM, Humanities, and Languages.
In these open sessions, participants will have the opportunity to explore whatever ideas meet the needs of your classroom. Audience: All K-12 Educators.
Personalize and label student spaces and materials
Sensory paths and directional signage
Bulletin boards/teaching aides/content boards
Sight words and vocabulary
Classroom norms and reward charts
Makerspace projects that students get to take home
Three-dimensional shapes for geometry nets
Upcycle existing materials
Student-created props for school plays
Enhance creativity in art projects
Make items for fundraising and more
Cricut® works with a variety of materials, such as vinyl, felt, and cardstock. Workshop participants will learn how to setup and connect the Cricut®, learn how to use the Design Space® software, and learn how to utilize the Cricut® resources to organize and engage within the learning environment. Audience: Educators, Grades K-12.