Librarian Chad Lehman helps us learn about the technologies we need to set up an awesome maker space. Guess what? Great maker spaces often have arts and crafts too! Additionally, Chad talks about how he orients students to the maker space and the biggest problems he’s had with it (and how he’s solving them.) Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space.
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In today’s show, we’ll discuss:
- The technologies Chad has in his maker space
- The arts and materials he also has on hand
- How Chad introduces students to the space
- The biggest challenge Chad has with setting up the maker space
- What Chad is doing next to solve his maker space problems
- How a maker space changes learning in the school library.
I hope you enjoy this episode with Chad!
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Some things Chad has in his maker space:
- Makey Makey kits http://amzn.to/2mCDnkP
- Ollie robots http://amzn.to/2mCE2Tw
- LittleBits kits http://amzn.to/2mCUXVX
- Arduino coding kits http://amzn.to/2mmk8jG
- Bloxels videogame making kit http://amzn.to/2lNVftO
- Ozobot robots http://amzn.to/2l4mfIA
- Mandala coloring pages http://amzn.to/2mmpfjT
- paper rollercoaster station http://amzn.to/2lO5WwC
- KEVA plank section http://amzn.to/2lNOKaI
- 3D pens http://amzn.to/2m2Kqqg
- Spark Lightning Lab app http://amzn.to/2lh4bGf
- KEVA plank challenges http://www.kevaplanks.com/lesson-plans-challenges-games-activities/
Chad Lehman @imcguy
I am happy to be a middle school library media specialist. The move to middle school comes after almost fifteen years in elementary education as a third grade teacher and as an elementary library media specialist. I also spent about three years working for Discovery Education as the Community Manager for the Discovery Educator Network, affectionately known as The DEN. When I’m not at working, I’m probably online, playing or watching sports, riding my Harley, or spending time with my family.
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