EduPaths & REMC Classroom Makers
A Partnership for Tech Integration
Making the Maker Movement More Manageable
The REMC Association and the Classroom Makers group (#cmakers) provides local REMCs with maker training, curriculum and materials to be used with their districts to support and expand curricula and learning.
Each local REMC has a "maker kit" with tools you can test out in your classroom! Contact your local REMC to find out how to borrow kits and when trainings are offered.
Test a Maker tool in your classroom! You can view the tools and support resources available by going to the Classroom Maker Kit Resources site.
Check out these courses, and more, available in EduPaths and begin your journey in the Maker Movement!
Introduction to Sphero
This course is built around the application of the Makerspace technology tool, Sphero. It will empower users, both beginners and experts, with an in-class activity that they can integrate into their classroom; taking them from the role of user to a facilitator of learning. The focus of this course will be a Maze activity, highlighting basic Sphero controls, driving the sphero (manually and through coding), as well as reflecting on successes/failures. You can access the course and all the materials at EduPaths.org.
Introduction to Bloxels
Introduction to 3D Printing: Eris Series
This course will introduce new users to the SeeMeCNC Eris series 3D printer. It will help users become accustomed to and comfortable with the physical printer itself, the software used, walk the user through their first print, and provide educator testimonials of why 3D printing is important and some best practices to follow. You can access the course and all the materials at EduPaths.org.
Introduction to KEVA Planks
This course will guide you through how to incorporate the Classroom Maker tool, KEVA Planks, into your classroom activities. During the “20 Block Challenge: Build It High” activity students are challenged to use a variety of stacking techniques to to build a tall structure. Following the activity, the students reflect on and evaluate their structures within the contexts of Defining the Problem, Brainstorming Solutions, Designing and Creating, and finally, Testing and Evaluating. You can access the course and all the materials at EduPaths.org.
Introduction to Ozobots
This course is built around the application of the Classroom Makers technology robot, Ozobot. It will empower users, both beginners and experts, with an in-class robotics activity to integrate into their classroom. The focus of the course will be a maze activity, highlighting basic robotics and then progressing to incorporating coding to make the robot follow directions better. You can access the course and all the materials at EduPaths.org.