• Module 3: Minds On LEGO

       Think about it: What are some 21st century skill and competencies our students can build while building with Lego?    
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  • Introduce Yourself! (Autumn Session - On Now)

    Welcome to Makerspaces: On the Spot & On a Dime! For all participants who are new please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself! Who are you? Where/what are you teaching? What intrigued you to take th...
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  • Introductions

    Tell us a bit about yourself and what you're hoping to learn in this course!
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  • Safety Stars Discussion

    Take a picture of a project you created and post it to the module two discussion. What did you like about this experience? How would you modify, extend or use this experience for learners in the classroom? Beyond curr...
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  • Stanley at School Discussion

    Take a picture of a project you created and post it to the module one discussion. What did you like about this experience? How would you modify, extend or use this experience for learners in the classroom? Beyond curr...
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  • Module Three Reflect & Connect Discussion

    Take a picture of a project you created and post it to the module three discussion. What did you like about this experience?   How would you modify, extend or use this experience for learners in the classroom? Be...
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  • Module Three: Minds On Discussion

    Find another topiary that you think is interesting and add it below. What do you find interesting about it? How do you think they created it? How long might it have taken?
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  • Module Two Minds On Discussion

    Minds On Discussion:  Which minds on activity did you try? How might these activities engage and support students when making inferences? How might these activities support reluctant writers?
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  • Introduce Yourself! (Summer Session)

    Welcome to Makerspaces: On the Spot & On a Dime Summer Session! Please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself! Who are you? Where/what are you teaching? What intrigued you to take this course? What ...
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  • Makerspaces - Module 2 (Finger Knitting)

    Finger Knitting in the Classroom   Minds On: The Six-Word Memoir Project was a project developed by SMITH Magazine in November 2006. Since then, it has found its way into classrooms and boardrooms around the wor...
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  • Lego Prediction Words

    Lego Prediction Words
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  • Makerspaces - Module 12 (Simple Robots)

    Minds On   What is the role of robotics in our classrooms?   Watch this video:     On Mobile: YouTube Link What 21st century skills are being used when students build simple robots? How could ...
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  • Makerspaces - Module 11 (Paper Circuits)

    Paper Circuits   Minds On: Paper Circuits are simple circuits that you can make with common household objects like pencils, paper, aluminium or copper tape, and LED lights.           &#...
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  • Makerspaces - Module 8 (Building with Cardboard)

    Building with Cardboard   Minds On: Think about it! How can we use cardboard to enhance the learning experience of our students? Watch the video below and add your thoughts to the Minds On Discussion.   ...
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  • Makerspaces - Module 6 (3D Design)

    You Don't Need a 3D Printer to Start the Design Process   Minds On: Think about it! What curricular connections can you make from just watching the video below?   Add your voice to the Discussion!   ...
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  • Makerspaces - Module 9 (Squishy Circuits)

    Building with Squishy Circuits!   Minds On: Check out this great TED Talk on Squishy Circuits from AnnMarie Thomas.   After watching the video below, tell us what you thought about Squishy Circuits and th...
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  • Makerspaces - Module 1 (Let's Get Started)

    Exploring Makerspaces, Pedagogies and the Curriculum   Welcome and Introductions: About Me: I'm a teacher librarian with the Peel District School Board. I have taught and supported classrooms across the K-8 spe...
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  • Makerspaces on the Spot and on a Dime (Course Outline)

    Makerspaces on the Spot and on a Dime   Our Goals:   During our makerspace journey, we will: explore what a makerspace is and create our own visions to support teaching practices explore the pedagogies beh...
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  • Module 1: Consolidation

    Peruse a few of the additional resources in the “Additional Resources” section.   What resonates with you about makerspaces, making and their role in education?   Add to module one’s discu...
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  • Module 5: Minds On Coding

    How can we use coding to make a different for our students?    
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