Curriculum-Based Models as the Foundation of the Makerspace

  1. Roger Wagner, 1010 Technologies, United States

Sunday, March 5 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

Schools globally are establishing makerspaces at a rapid pace. This workshop is designed to support an introductory maker education course using a microcontroller, sensors, and motors. No prior experience is required. In this workshop you'll easily attach lights and sensors to a physical model, and then use an Arduino microcontroller to connect the model with digital content such as webpages, YouTube videos, and other digital media. Learn how schools use curriculum-based student-made projects as the foundation of their classroom or library makerspace. You will also have the opportunity to use reconstructed historic inventions in American history using FabNet Invention Kits. Examples from elementary and middle school activities in science and language arts will be demonstrated.

Objectives

In this workshop you'll easily attach lights and sensors to a physical model, and then use an Arduino microcontroller to connect the model with digital content such as webpages, YouTube videos, and other digital media. Learn how schools use curriculum-based student-made projects as the foundation of their classroom or library makerspace. You will also have the opportunity to use reconstructed historic inventions in American history using FabNet Invention Kits. Examples from elementary and middle school activities in science and language arts will be demonstrated.

Qualifications

The presenter is a former physics, chemistry and math teacher, and was named by Technology & Learning Magazine as one of the top 5 "Most Important Educational Technology Gurus of the Past Two Decades". The presenter currently serves on the Board of Directors of a state educational technology organization, and has presented and done workshops on the topic of makerspaces, Arduinos, interactive maker projects, classroom pedagogy and other topics at many state and international ed tech conferences over the past 30+ years.
ID
51065
Type
Workshop
Topics
New Possibilities with Information Technologies Maker (Formerly Engineering Education)
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