The goal of Makerspace is to empower students to see themselves as inventors, builders and creators. Makerspace allows learning new skills through trial and error, experiencing failure of an initial idea, the exploration of possible alternatives and then problem solving to improve on the idea.

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Makerspace Lab

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School:
J.C. Mitchell Elementary 
Subject:
Technology 
Teacher:
Manuel Levine 
Students Impacted:
983 
Grade:
K-5 
Date:
December 18, 2017

0% Funded

 

 

Only $2,986.54 Needed

 

Goal

The goal of Makerspace is to empower students to see themselves as inventors, builders and creators. Makerspace allows learning new skills through trial and error, experiencing failure of an initial idea, the exploration of possible alternatives and then problem solving to improve on the idea. 

 

What will be done with my students

By providing an array of materials, the students can create something unique that has never been seen before. In a Makerspace lab, students have the freedom to explore their own interests and to come up with their own projects that they would like to create. Our Makerspace Lab will focus on Science and Technology. 

 

Benefits to my students

The benefits of makerspaces are many and varied. Makerspaces can have a significant impact on student learning and development. In fact, makerspaces were recently identified as one of six important developments in educational technology for K-12 education by the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report for 2015, which states, “Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving through hands-on design, construction, and iteration” (p. 38). According to the NMC (2015), makerspaces have the potential to effectively address the necessary skillsets for students in the 21st Century (p. 38). What follows is an explanation of some of the potential benefits that can be gained through maker learning and well established makerspaces.

https://curiositycommons.wordpress.com 

 

Budget Narrative

All the materials purchased will be used in J C Mitchell’s Makerspace lab. The lab will be open to all grade levels. A wide variety of materials are needed to accommodate the 983 students. The students range from K-5 including ESE, Gifted and Pre-K.  

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 5 Little Bits Base Kits $424.95
2 5 Snap Circuits SC-300 Electronics Discover Kits $189.95
3 5 Legos Creative Block Sets $299.75
4 5 Tinker Toys Deluxe Building Sets $124.85
5 5 K'nex # 35 Model Building Sets $128.75
6 3 Lego Duplo 10580 Deluxe Set $330.00
7 6 Sphero Robotics SPRK+Education $779.94
8 4 Wonder Workshop Dash Robots $599.80
9 5 4M Table Robots $57.05
10 5 4M Doodling Robots $51.50
  Total: $2,986.54

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Only $2,986.54 Needed

 

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