Week 11: How have you , and will you continue to “Learn the 21st Century” and allow your students this experience in your classroom?

When I read this essential question, I can only think about the 21st Century skills everyone keeps reiterating we need to teach our students in K-12.  What are these skills?  Well, after some research, I found out that the skills students need to acquire are not necessarily spelled out, and if they are, people disagree … Continue reading Week 11: How have you , and will you continue to “Learn the 21st Century” and allow your students this experience in your classroom?

Week 9: What would you need to coordinate a “Maker Day” for your school?

I believe one of the things I would need to coordinate a "Maker Day" for my school is the help of the students!  Martinez discusses the many ways kids can be involved in coordinating this special day.  Everything from planning, organizing, and running the event.  There are too many ideas to list here, but the … Continue reading Week 9: What would you need to coordinate a “Maker Day” for your school?

Week 7 :What are the rules for your makerspace?

After giving some thought to my project and the related materials and tools necessary to construct a pinhole camera, I've determined that my makerspace will not have that many tools that would be considered life threatening.  But exercising good judgement in using the available tools is vital.  There are other components of a makerspace that … Continue reading Week 7 :What are the rules for your makerspace?