The Maker Movement


May 3rd at 8:00pm EST

Join us for our weekly #1stchat

This week's chat is devoted to the Maker Movement!

Chat Questions

Q1: What type of outlets do your students currently have for creativity?

Q2: Are you familiar with Maker Spaces? What do you know about the Maker Movement already?

Q3: What do you envision for a Maker Space for your classroom?

Q4: What supplies would you need/want to implement a Maker Space?

Q5: Would you have procedures in place during this time? If so, what would they be?

Q6: How could technology play a part in your Maker Space time?

Q7: What do you see as the main takeaway for your students?

Q8: If you are not already doing Maker Time, will you try it? Please share your thoughts! :-)

My Maker Space Background (by Shannon Descamps- guest hosting) @shannondescamps

My Maker Space time is constantly evolving. Last year, I had attempted Genius Hour with my 1st graders. It stemmed from our Daily Wonders and Wonder Wednesday (I can share more if interested!). My students loved the time, but with 1st graders it took a lot of planning and a lot of help. I had done lots of research and I REALLY wanted to offer my students this time to be creative.

Fast forward to this school year… While doing Genius Hour (20 Time) reading over the summer, I was intrigued by the idea of The Maker Movement. It seemed like the perfect outlet for my students to create. It took some time and some help & advice from other educators but we finally kicked off our Maker Space time. At this point we spend 45-60 minutes a week on it, but as the end of the year approaches, I'm sure more time will be devoted. During the chat, I look forward to sharing how my classroom is set up for this and I can't wait to hear ideas from others.

Watch the movie below to see what my room looks like during Maker Space time...

Maker Space Time