Makerspaces offer students hands-on experience and allows them to practice what they’re taught in lectures. In this post, we’ll explore the idea that making your makerspace mobile can help benefit students the most! What do we mean by “mobile”? In addition to being portable, we’re suggesting you make use of mobile technologies, as well!
Having a makerspace in your classroom gives students an incredible opportunity to grow. Not only does it help them exercise creativity and idea generation, but it allows them to physically create something and go home with a product they are proud of. It doesn’t hurt that it’s fun, too. To make sure your students are getting the most out of your class, here are three quick and easy tips to improve your makerspace.
Much of the interest that students have in STEM is due to pop culture. What they see around them every day inevitably affects their interests and impacts their educational and career choices. Movies and television have made science “cool” to students by means of characters like eccentric inventor Tony Stark (aka Iron Man from the Marvel franchise), or science fiction shows like Doctor Who. Modern culture has especially encouraged girls to get involved, changing the status quo of past decades. In this post, we’ll discuss the impact that STEM and pop culture have on one another.
Coding is becoming more and more of a necessary skill to have in the workplace, but many schools are lagging behind on its implementation into the classroom. With how quickly technology is changing, it is difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving demand for coding. Educators, however, should understand just how important it is to teach coding to their students.
Finding funds for new initiatives within your district can be a daunting task. It’s often necessary for schools to go beyond existing budgets in order to supply their technology teams with the resources necessary to keep up with the rapid evolutions in tech. Many of these schools turn to grant writing as an effective path toward funding outside their budget.