Crafting Makerspace

Kinetic Sand play

Kinetic Sand is the perfect material for open-ended, non-directed play.  Children learn creativity and sharing skills with sand play. Kinetic sand: What’s that? Is it messy? Not sure… Is it conductive? Let’s see… Sandbox Manifesto? Almost! Great excitement today as we opened our new boxes of Kinetic sand. I was looking for an alternative activity …

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Opening a can of worms: Introducing programming

Scratch Day is a global network of events that celebrates Scratch — and the young people who code and create with it. During Scratch Day, kids and adults gather to share projects and learn from one another. In the meeting today I have launched the Competition for this term’s Challenge. We are learning Scratch to …

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Makerspace Tinkering

A note about Geocaching

Teachers say geocaching can be a powerful learning tool that involves critical thinking, hands-on learning and active engagement. Geocaching in Education        We are organised! We have a website: The LunchboxClubbers, and 5 tags have been created to map, manage and share. We’ve talked about the local caches and how they can be …

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Newsletter feature can keep your school community informed

                Makerspaces provide libraries with the opportunities to create, experiment, and acquire or perfect new skills. In school libraries, the process of making demonstrates desired outcomes for 21st century learners and for learning as an overall process. Makers are able to contribute, communicate, and collaborate as they connect, …

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Makerspace Research and Readings Tinkering

Raspberry Pi event

December 13, 2013: An evening with the Makers My first contact with a Raspberry Pi, Maker Space conversations and teachers with the same questions as me. I am at the EngineRoom in Surrey Hills, Sydney. I am sitting at a table of computers and wires, among people ready to learn about what Makers really do. …

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