Want to know more? Contact the Makerspace facilitators, Kristin Whitworth, the librarian at Dover High School and Career Technical Center in Dover, NH, or Tod Guilford, librarian at Bluff Elementary School in Claremont, NH.
Using the Cricut Die-Cutting Machine and the Makerbot 3D Printer
Sam Dixon, Bow High School
World Flags Garland
Julie Odato, Franklin Elementary School
Upcycled Art Journals
Erin Mawn, Northwood Elementary School
Session Activity: Erin’s Blog
Lock Box Wall
Michelle Marino (librarian) & Michele Bohlman (library assistant), Harold Martin School
Session Activity: We created a lockbox wall in the Breakout EDU style for my 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders to work on in our library makerspace. They love Breakout EDU so much but that is a whole class activity. With the lockbox wall they can come in during their makerspace time and try to solve the puzzles to get the codes to open the boxes on the walls - all self-directed. A great idea from the Future Ready Librarians Facebook group!
Puzzle Research Challenges
Andrew LaFlame, Winnisquam Regional Middle School
Nuts & Bolts Math
Betsy Damon, Hallsville Elementary School
Sew a Card
Diane Connors, Hampstead Central School
Geodesic Paper Circle Balls
Sue McNally, Milford High School & Applied Technology Center
Cardboard Tube Characters
Sarah Arsenault, Iber Holmes Gove Middle School
Session Activity: Students will design their own character out of cardboard tubes and other supplies and then write a short story about their character creation (designed for 5th grade).
Supplies Every Makerspace
No budget? No problem!
Here are ways that you can get supplies for pennies on the dollar:
2. Find a lesson you like & customize it to what you already have
3. Set a budget for your students for each activity to eliminate wasteful use of materials