Last week I had the opportunity to join the #Techeducator podcast for a conversation about makerspaces/fab labs/innovation labs in education. The panel included a fantastic collection of folks (Brian Briggs & Doug Robertson) associated with Jon Corippo‘s CUE SteamPunk program, which provides “quick start” lesson plans and lends out sets of Spheros and Dash & Dot to schools interested in exploring the potential of these
Doug talked about how his fifth grade class used the Dash & Dot to learn about programming and build a jousting competition as part of their final project!
These guys have some good advice on how to get started with new tools, more importantly, how to get support and “buy-in” from colleagues and administrators.
There were lots of tools, apps, and materials mentioned in the course of the hour, so here’s an abbreviated list to check out:
There is SO MUCH exciting stuff happening around makerspace-supported learning and I’m so glad to be a part of such an amazing collection of educators! How are you using the “maker mindset” to empower your students? Drop a comment below or hit me up on Twitter!