Wednesday Session: Makerspace@Traf

In case you missed today’s presentation, here are the slides:

We discussed our vision of the Makerspace concept at Traf, which has three components to it:

  • Curricular
  • Co-curricular
  • Tinker stations

The meeting today was to get some ideas for all three components, but mainly for the tinker tables we would like to make available through out the school on a regular basis.

First though, we asked Staff to write down what kind of “Making” they engage in. Here’s a snapshot of the post-its they put up:

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Responses ranged from cooking to ceramic painting, from lego to quilting. So many hidden skills!

Then we asked the staff to think of a skill they would like to learn:

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Again the responses were very diverse from knitting to robotics, from learning how to draw to how to make a spice rack.

Luckily the Makerspace concept has room for all of this!

Then we asked the teachers to gather in their departments and think of three ideas for tinker tables in their department. We asked them to use Padlet, a virtual corkboard – very easy to use and gives a nice visual. Here is a screenshot:

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Sone great ideas came out of today’s discussion – a lot of which I will follow up with in the coming weeks!

 

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