Making a Difference With Makerspaces
Listen and learn : Snapshot
Tuesday, June 25, 3:15–4:15 pm
Location: Room 111
Presentation 1 of 2
Using Makey Makey to Engage Community & Change Lives
The maker movement is about people, not things. Kids can "make" a difference with their minds, their hearts and their hands. Learn about simple, low-cost ways that children can help local and global organizations through community-service making opportunities. Kids can make a difference!
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Maker activities and programs|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
The participants will learn about a variety of student-led community service projects that they can implement in their curriculum.
The participants will learn how to integrate technology, making, and literacy to create a dynamic "Make a Difference" program in their schools.
The participants will learn how to connect with local and global organizations.
The participants will learn about a variety of ways for fundraising a community service based program.
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- Presentation (20 minutes)
- Brain Break Community Service Hands-on Activity (10 minutes)
- Presentation Continued (20 minutes)
- Q & A (5 minutes)
There will be a backchannel during the presentation (#makeadifference) as well as a Padlet of crowdsourced resources.
Kristina A. Holzweiss is a high school educational technology enrichment specialist on Long Island, New York. She shares ideas and resources about her school library and makerspaces on her website bunheadwithducttape.com. Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a National School Board 2016 - 2017 "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award.