Maker Playground: Focusing on the Next Generation of Maker Activities
Explore and create : Playground
Go past the space, tools and toys and find meaningful ways to deepen student learning through hands-on activities in your makerspace. You’ll leave with activities, projects and inspiration as you design the next generation of maker learning, whether you are just starting out or have an established space.
|Audience:||Teachers, Curriculum/district specialists, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||To be determined|
|Topic:||Maker activities & programs|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments
Attendees will be able to visit hands-on stations showcasing the deep learning that can occur in makerspaces. Stations will highlight a wide variety of maker activities, including those that feature authentic problem solving, collaboration, process-oriented design. Each activity will feature tools often found in makerspaces, such as additive (3D Printing) and subtractive (Laser Cutting & CNC) fabrication, among others. Activities and projects will span across the PK-12 grades that have impacted students in learning environments across the globe.
The Playground will consist of 6-10 stations (depending on the floor plan provided). A facilitator will be at each station sharing their activity. During the 3 hour playground, we will likely have two “shifts” at each station, resulting in between 12-20 expieriences.
The Maker Movement in Education (Erica R. Halverson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kimberly M. Sheridan, George Mason University, in the Harvard Educational Review, Winter 2014.)
The Promise of the Maker Movement for Education (Lee Martin, University of California-Davis, in the Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2015.)
Making Through the Lens of Culture and Power: Toward Transformative Visions for Educational Equity (Shirin Vossoughi, Northwestern University and Paula Hooper and Meg Escudé, Exploratorium, forthcoming in the Summer 2016 issue of the Harvard Educational Review.)
The Maker Movement (Dale Daugthery)
Envisioning the Future of the Maker Movement, Summit Report. (ASEE 2016)