Monthly Archives: January 2015

What do our teachers have to say about the Maker Studio?

In order to evaluate any program accurately and effectively, the program should have been implemented as well as used in a regular, frequent manner. A Makerspace then is no different. How often are the students using it? What are they … Continue reading

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The Robots, the Makerspace and Mazes

Who knew that the Keva planks that exist in the Maker Studio that that I think are so awesome would come in handy when using the Make Wonder robots? The combination of the blocks, the mobile whiteboards, the space, and … Continue reading

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Evaluation

Since this is the first Makerspace in the Palo Alto Unified School District, one of the tasks is to evaluate the project. The evaluation is currently underway. Following are links to four surveys being undertaken currently: Student Survey Teacher Survey … Continue reading

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Project Closures for Students

Projects worked on in the Makerspace vary from short term to long term and they also vary in the materials. Also, an adult’s perception of a project done may differ from a child’s perception of the same. It is one … Continue reading

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First Grade Design Project

The fourth and fifth grade classrooms ordered keyboard for each of their iPads for the 1:1 iPad program. What happened as a result was that we had a bunch of empty keyboard boxes at school. Instead of discarding them, they … Continue reading

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