MAKERS/MAKERS MOVEMENT/MAKER SPACE
There are so many terms being used to describe a return to using your hands to create as part of a well rounded education. This page is dedicated to ideas and research on the movement. Much of the philosophy adopted into Makers Ed in the primary department at RCHK comes from the research from Harvard's Project Zero.
ISTE has suggested 7 tips for creating a learner-centered Maker Space. These include,
1) making sure the space is student friendly,
2) give students ownership of the space,
3) address safety and efficiency,
4) put it on wheels,
5) focus on curriculum,
6) Star with your staff,
7) build in time for unstructured play and tinkering.
The Atlantic has published a great article on why we need to consider the maker movement. It may be a bit long but worth the read.
Here is a brief collection of websites that teachers and students might find inspiring.