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Makerspace and Innovation

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Whether you are also leading a tween/teen group who is looking for service project ideas or are just wanting to do something to give back as a family- here are some ways to explain Why is community service important- to you and to others!
A group of 3rd graders shows how you can have a focus on kindness in school as they "Knit One, Save One" a project designed to help infants in developing countries.
Chemo Care Kits for Kids is a meaningful project to help kids going through chemotherapy. With input from REAL moms, these care packages are a great project.

STEAM and Making in your Community

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Teacher Grants
Grants & Funding: Resources to help educators find the money they need for their schools | With budgets getting tighter and tighter each year, it can often be hard to find the money we need to complete the projects we envision in our schools. These resources are gathered here to help you find grants and other funding sources to support the projects you've dreamed up for your school.
STEM grants, STEAM Grants, Maker Space Grants, School Grants – TeacherGeek

Funding Resources

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50 Easy Science Experiments Kids Can Do At Home With Stuff You Already Have
Dyson devises 44 engineering challenges for children during lockdown
3-week Maker Plan created by Teach Outside the Box

Low Tech/ No Tech Ideas

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Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education
Makerspace Lesson Plans - Makerspace Lesson Plans

Makerspace in your Curriculum

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Your Genius Child - Let Him Blossom An EASY Humpty Dumpty STEM Idea for young children! #STEM #STEAM #nurseryrhymes

Literacy Through Makerspace

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Popsicle Stick Catapult for Kids STEM Activity.
STEM Challenges using straws!  Straws are an excellent material to use in makerspaces.  They're budget friendly, approachable, colorful and easy to get through donations.  This post has tons of great ideas for using straws to teach STEM.
littleBits in the Library: Review of the littleBits Student Set (Base Kit and Premium Kit) | Mrs. J in the Library @ A Wrinkle in Tech #makerspace #librarycenters #review #makerED #MrsJintheLibrary

LIBRARY Lessons/Projects/Activities

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Light Circuits: Depending on the grade level of the students, you can have them build a very simple circuit or a very complex circuit with both series and parallel circuits combined. For my students I have them use file folders in order to design and buil
Ozobot Lesson Library
Curriculum Resources - The 3Doodler EDU

CLASSROOM Lessons/Projects/Activities

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Edutopia | Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace
Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the ClassroomTeaching robotics to elementary students can enhance sensory learning, improve socialization, provide opportunities for hands-on innovation, and raise the level of rigor.
Engineer a positive class environment while growing STEM skills.

Social and Emotional Learning Through Making, Innovation, and STEM

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Seven Tips for Starting a Makerspace
Middle School Classroom Makerspaces
Top 10 Tips for Launching Your Makerspace

How to Start a Makerspace

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8 Awesome Art Hacks to Use This School Year - The Art of Education University
When I first started my makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School back in January of 2014, I was figuring everything out as I went along.  The term was still brand new, I couldn’t find any maker sessions at conferences, and there... Read More ›
Promoting and Evaluating Your Makerspace

Library Makerspace Inspiration

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Why Every Classroom Should Be a Makerspace - John Spencer
Create a classroom makerspace with STEM and STEAM activities. With a few simple tips and ideas, add an area for students to explore and invent.
What do maker projects look like in each subject area?

Classroom Innovation

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The Writing Makerspace: Guiding students in using maker elements to build their arguments and ideas leads to greater complexity in their thinking and writing. Find out how to get started in this conversation with Angela Stockman, author of Hack the Writing Workshop.
Working on sight words in preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade is a HUGE skill! That's why this "Build a Sight Word" activity with FREE recording sheet is so great! Click through to see how to set up your own literacy center so your classroom or homeschool students can master their sight words. And make sure to pick up your freebie while you're there! {preK, Kinder, & first graders}

Writing within STEM Labs and Makerspace

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Cubelets Educator Resource Hub
Bloxels EDU Tutorials — Bloxels
Ozobot Lesson Library

Resources and How-To Guides

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