Makerspace Mondays

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Open during Recess

Students can use their recess time to come to the library to make something. This space will be an area of the school where students are free to think creatively, to invent, and be innovative where their imaginations are limitless. It is a time to play and discover with different tools without the pressure of grades

What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs) defines a makerspace as a "physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and space in a community environment."

Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

  • Provide access to a wide variety of tools and technology;
  • Facilitate group interaction, knowledge, and resource sharing;
  • Supply access to physical space for individual project development;
  • Provide an open environment for expression of creativity and innovation;
  • Access to equipment for prototyping project ideas for companies.

Simply, a makerspace is a place where creativity comes together, is fostered and encouraged.

What will they use?

High-tech tools

  • Cubelets
  • Makey Makeys

Low-tech tools

  • K'Nex
  • yarn
  • glue
  • scissors
  • paper
  • markers

Think of it as an extension of the STEM lab, BUT students will have the freedom to design with their own plans in mind.

It begins...

Monday, Oct. 17th, 10:15am-12:15pm

The Library at College Street Elementary, 350 West College Street, Lewisville, TX, United States