Fab Labs at Your School

Makerspace or Fab Lab?

What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIYS (DO IT YOURSELF STUDENTS) spaces where the school community can gather to create, invent, and learn. Fab Labs, can be found in libraries, classrooms, or old storage rooms. Materials often found in fab labs might have 3D printers, software, electronics, crafts and hardware supplies and tools, and much more.

Why MY School?

Your school is a long time partner with the University of North Carolina of Greensboro. As a partner, through a new grant Transforming Teaching Through Technology, we will work collaboratively with schools to create a customized makerspace housed at your school. To do this we must:
1. Work together with GROWING MINDSETS...
2. Find the "space" for the Fab Lab or Makerspace
3. Establish teacher leaders passionate about learning by doing
4. Choose 2 teachers interested in extended learning opportunities (Free Course offerings at UNCG!)

Busted Myths about Makerspaces

Makerspace Schools:
1. Must have a STEM or STEAM designation
2. Must have a Laser printer, and other high tech equipment
3. Only relates to Science and Math
4. Are ONLY for the E in STEM
5. Students are not creative

What's the BIG IDEA about Makerspaces...CLICKITY CLICK!

Makerspaces reinforce the abilities that students need to develop in order to succeed in the information age. THE 4C'S (Communicating, Collaboration, Critical & Creative Thinking)

SAMR Model
Here is information related to the project that might be of interest.