Design and Launch a Makerspace Suitable for Little Hands
Participate and share : Poster
Wednesday, June 26, 8:00–10:00 am
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 11
Learn how to design and launch a makerspace for early learners. Learn about space design, materials and safety precautions. Leave with ideas to implement immediately along with free online resources.
|Audience:||Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Maker activities and programs|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
1. Brief introduction about presenter and background (challenges faced).
2. Description of the PTD framework (developed by Bers in 2012) and how each of its aspects correlate to the ISTE standards for students.
3. Exposition of materials suggested for a makerspace on a budget
4. Depiction of a makerspace layout following the PTD framework
5. Explanation of age considerations and needs in a makerspace
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Inspire, Learn, Drive, Thrive. Idea Book. (2017). Retrieved from: http://www.schoolspecialtynews.com/l/153541/2017-02-22/fd9q3d
Makered.org. (2014). Makerspace Playbook School Edition. Retrieved from: https://makered.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf
Marsh, J., Kumpulainen, K., Nisha, B., Velicu, A., Blum-Ross, A., Hyatt, D., Jónsdóttir, ... Thorsteinsson, G. (2017) Makerspaces in the Early Years: A Literature Review. University of Sheffield: MakEY Project. Retrived from: http://makeyproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Makey_Literature_Review.pdf
NSW Department of Education. Makerspace | Curriculum. Retrieved from: https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-for-the-future/learning-with-technology/makerspace
Wohlwend, K. E., Peppler, K. A., Keune, A., & Thompson, N. (2017). Making sense and nonsense: Comparing mediated discourse and agential realist approaches to materiality in a preschool makerspace. Journal Of Early Childhood Literacy, 17(3), 444-462. doi:10.1177/14687984177120661