When you make something, it gives you a lot to be proud about. You get to see and hold your work in your hands. It’s this physical evidence that you did something and you want to say to everyone, “Did you see what I made?” During a maker experience, you learn SO much along the way. It gives you this great opportunity to connect your in and out of school experiences to make and collaborate with others. In the Sphero Boats episode, one student was captured saying, drawing on past experience in science class to jog her classmates memory.
Plus, when you make something, you are eager to share it out with the world! The world? Wait, how am I going to do that?
Well, we hope that we can offer that to you through our online student maker community. If you have your students participate in one of our Think, Make, Innovate Maker Challenges, we’d love to help you share their work with the world by highlight them on our website and resharing through our social media accounts.
Choose the path that’s best for you to share with us:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tweet or Instagram us @dlgwaea
- Use the hashtag #havefunmaking
We have been working to revamp our #havefuncommunity to showcase student creations from our different maker challenges and love some feedback from you.
And of course....
~Amber Bridge (@abridgesmith)
Digital Learning Consultant, Grant Wood AEA