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Everyone has to start somewhere! Click here for tips from a
1st-year maker as the CSI Lab was born.
How do we library?
Why Makerspaces and STEAM labs?
Okay, but how?
Challenge vs. Workshop
- To get started, host workshops to give students a new skill set. This will lead to tinkering later in the school year.
- If you have a minimal amount of funding, buy a class set of something (like MakeyMakey) and challenge your kids to create with it in different ways all year. Stretch your own thinking. You need to tinker too!
- Also make stuff with "junk" or unmake things like old computers.
- Write grants, get funding with Donors Choose, look for STEAM funding.
Motivate kids mid-challenge with mentor experts
Engage students by HAVING FUN!
Keep pushing your kids. One morning mine were all playing games, so I gave them something to MAKE!
Make a space in your library for projects. Contain the mess!
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