Makerspace in the Media Center

Manatees use our new Makerspace materials!
Our Makerspace currently includes a Sphero robotic ball, K’NEX, a Hotwheels STEM force and motion kit, coding activities, a Makey Makey circuit board and duct tape recycling center. We are hoping to add a LEGO wall soon! If you have items you would like to donate, we are happy to have them. Contact Mrs. Bendt

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Makerspaces Matter
“Why is it significant? Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning. Their hands-on character, coupled with the tools and raw materials that support invention, provide the ultimate workshop for the tinkerer and the perfect educational space for individuals who learn best by doing. Interaction among inventors at these facilities fosters a highly collaborative learning dynamic that is excellent for team efforts and for peer support, advice, and assistance. Where these spaces are open to use by faculty, students, and staff from a cross-section of content areas, they promote multidisciplinary thinking and learning, enriching the projects that are built there and the value of the makerspace as an educational venue.”
More on the significance of makerspaces can be found here:
https://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eli7095.pdf