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.
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.
Digital Citizenship+ (Plus) Resource Platform (DCPR)
They have lessons, graphic videos and more. They have resources in multiple languages but the main website interface is in English.
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.