Makerspaces for Learning, Living & Sharing

Playbook from the 2022 Unconferences on Facilitating Learning in FabLabs, Makerspaces and Open Creative Spaces.

A total of 17 discussion leaders from 14 organizations (Collège Saint-Sacrement, Polyvalente Lavigne, Lower Canada College, Académie Sainte-Thérèse, Dawson College, LEARN Québec, LESPACEMAKER, FabLab LLIO, Digital Moments, Concordia University Technology Sandbox, Communautique, Chalet Kent, Musée de la civilisation, Université Laval) helped spark and moderate the discussions.


Interested in music? This new coding platform allows you to create new music using code! It is relatively easy to use and accompanied by teacher resources. You can use a block editor,  JavaScript or Python language!

Professional Development Courses: Micro:bit Educational Foundation

Free courses developed by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation examine ways a Micro: bit can be used for classroom projects. The courses are interdisciplinary and range from around 30 minutes to an hour in length. They have short videos to accompany each of the different courses.

Create an Engineering Mystery Bag Challenge for Kids

If you are a fan of the hit TV reality competition, Masterchef, then you would be familiar with the concept of the mystery box challenge – it’s actually my favourite part of the show! For those who don’t know, the contestants are each presented with a box of identical, mystery ingredients from which they are required to create a mouthwatering dish. They don’t have to use every ingredient in the box but apart from a few, very basic pantry staples, what they discover in the box is pretty much it. It’s fun to see the dishes created by the talented and very creative contestants.

Communities for Maker Educators

A Study of the Communities and Resources that Connect
Educators Engaged in Making

Podcast: Accessible Pedagogy Is Not Just UDL

Podcast by Anne Gagne. She discusses accessible pedagogy and UDL. She has multiple podcast episodes which may be of interest and her website is a good example of an accessible website.

Primary school computing & literacy w/ storytelling — Bobby Whyte | Computing education research

A video by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Dr Bobby Whyte discusses the benefits and shares examples of storytelling in elementary using programming software (Scratch).

Center for Humane Technology

A website with news about the latest AI developments. They have podcasts, movies, and youth toolkits to explore the respectful use of technology and how technology is impacting human societies.

LEARN PADLET: Photo Editing Software

A collection of photo editing software that might interest students and teachers. The software ranges in terms of the learning curve needed to navigate.

LEARN: Unboxing Sphero indi

I love this little car robot! Great for our youngest learners’ first kick at programming. Use color rubber tiles to tell indi where to go and what to do. Comes with stickers to personalize indi, as well as a bunch of rubber-coloured floor tiles, and a pile of challenge cards ready for your students. Let times.

Media Use Guidelines: Preschoolers: By Kids Health

Recommendations on how much and what forms of media pre-school age children can be exposed too.

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