Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ohlone’s Maker Journey

After going to the opening of the BP Maker Studio, I’m feeling “re-invigorated” with trying to get a Maker Space at Ohlone.  I met with a small group of interested parent today to review what I’ve been doing on my … Continue reading

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Writing, LEGOs and the Maker Studio

One of the items in the Maker Studio is LEGO Storytelling, a kit that is aimed at LEGOs integrated with literacy skills. I thought it was worth writing about a particular incident that took place last week week. One of … Continue reading

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The Official Opening Ceremony

The Maker Studio was technically open from day one because the doors were open, students walked in at lunch. I can never tell students that the room is closed or not available so they started using it. And that was … Continue reading

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Waiting in Line

Today’s lunch time at the Maker Studio was a little different from days past in that one of our staff members who helps with the sewing machine couldn’t make it and we had more than 25 little ones wanting to … Continue reading

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Maker Studio Press Release

The following was released to the press today: http://news.pausd.org/post.cfm/barron-park-elementary-steam-focused-maker-studio-grand-opening-on-september-6

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Ten Steps to Go!

Take the following steps: 0. Do your homework – what the project involves, the resources, the people, the materials. 1. Talk to your administrator about the idea 2. Discuss with staff and parents the feasibility based upon space availability, finances … Continue reading

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Creating a Makerspace

Over the last two years, our site received a 3D Digital Printer and 2 LEGO kits (NXT and Storytelling). That was great. However, like with any technology or equipment, out of sight is out of mind. It needed to be … Continue reading

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