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This product is for managing a makerspace in your library, computer lab, or science room. You can use these signs, journals, and notebooks to encourage students to track and write about their project as they work through the making process of Plan, Make, Improve/Reflect.
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A makerspace (also called a maker space, hackerspace or fab lab) is where students can create, think, problem-solve and have fun. To get an idea of what that can look like in a library or school, watch this video or look up Maker Faire on YouTube. After watching a few of the videos, you’ll get an idea of what the maker movement is about.
Product Contents includes:
♢ Center signage with “I will” statements for Journal Making or Writing Center (in both editable Microsoft Word document and easy-to-print PDF file formats; landscape and portrait versions included)
♢ Signage for space identification and maker journal prompts
♢ Maker journals with self-check rubric (Full page version is editable in Microsoft Word AND Google Drive or Classroom; half-page foldable booklet version editable in Microsoft Publisher or easy-to-print PDF file formats.)
♢ Maker notebook how-to entry with writing rubric (editable in Microsoft Word AND Google Drive or Classroom)
♢ Editable lesson plan for Journal Making/Writing center aligned to PA and National Common Core Standards for English Language Arts, PA Academic Standards, AASL Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards
♢ Recommended materials list to get your makerspace started
♢ Printable stickers to identify containers/bags of in-progress student projects
If you aren’t sure about whether or not a makerspace is right for your library, school, or classroom, I recommend downloading the preview and reading my makerspace blog posts for more information.
Next Generation Science Standards Addressed:
• 3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
• 3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
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