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Ballin' on a Budget: Inexpensive Maker Activities

Location: Hyatt Regency Grant A

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYODex

Monday, June 25, 3:00–4:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency Grant A

Cicely Day   Knikole Taylor  
Make, invent and learn without breaking the bank. Learn how to start a maker program aligned with content standards to ensure students learn and keep the learning experience within budget. From teacher planning to student engagement and administrative support, learn how to make on a budget to ensure students learn.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Maker activities and programs
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
Innovative Designer
  • Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

At the end of this session, participants will

*understand how to design a makerspace

*know how to design makerspace projects

*know how to align makerspace activities to content standards

*have resources for free makerspace projects

*have a plan to elevate student choice

*understand how to implement the design process within makerspace

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Cicely Day, West Contra Costa School
Knikole Taylor, Life School

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