On Friday, September 25th Jesse Kimmel, Thomas "Two Names" Rodney, Annie Taliaferro, and Wilson Ortiz made an epic journey to the Maker Faire at the Hall of Science in Queens to learn about how we can help our students become makers! Carmen Farina opened the day, and spoke to us about how important it is to allow students to create in schools. Throughout the day we attended several panel discussions about how important it is to create maker spaces in our schools to help our students develop as learners, and express their creativity. It was suggested that teachers create a corner in their classroom with recycled materials where students can build, and be creative in their learning. We also got to see some pretty awesome 3D printers! All in all, it was a very enlightening day, and gave us some great ideas for our classrooms.
Here is a link to the Maker Faire website and the MakerEd website if you would like to find out more!