Big Ideas

What is a maker mindset? How would this look at my school?


Driving Question

What is your vision for making at your school?


Makerspace plan for your school and challenge


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Maker tool: Consider the four main points of designing your makerspace.

Where: Where is this happening? Sign out bins? Mobile carts? Learning commons? The space influences how it will be used! If it is in a classroom, chances are only that class will have regular access to it.

What: Tech is great, but you can start a makerspace with very limited technology. Take stock of what you have in your school: check stock rooms, secret storage rooms for old computers, keyboards, headphones, constructions paper, glue, pipe cleaners, speakers, gym equipment etc

Who: Take social capital inventory: what interests and abilities lie in your staff? Consider emailing/newsletter to parents and parent council to ask for support, special skills and interests of people that may want to help

How: Connect back to your vision for this space. Will will this be facilitated?


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Challenge: your challenge is that you must lead a maker challenge in your school. On your tool, write out the challenge and who, what and where. (This could be at a staff meeting, with your class or homeroom, or even just a grade team.)

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