My List of Makerspace Equipment, Tools, Supplies and Materials

Are you thinking about designing your own makerspace? Click here to check out a list of equipment, tools, supplies, and materials I’ve used in my experience in teaching in a makerspace learning environment. This webpage also provides links to resources for getting started in making your own makerspace.

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Book: Design Thinking in the Classroom (Education)

Check out Design Thinking in the Classroom, a book that helps educators teach and model the design thinking process and mindsets to help learners develop into creative, future-ready problem-solvers! I believe the goal of teaching and modeling design thinking is bring student empowerment. It is a great methodology for learners to use  when solving meaningful problems and improving real world experiences in project-based learning, STEM, service education, and inquiry-based learning.

You can purchase the book at Indiebound, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

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Parent & Child Mechanical Engineering Club

Gene MacLachlan and I created an after-school club for parents to join their children in learning how to program microcontrollers to create cool robots.
I would like to give a special thanks to the parents and students of this club, Danielle Rich for supporting us, and Gene MacLachlan for making this club a reality.

Intro music by Ryan Little “Summer Dreams”: https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
Background Music from EpidemicSound.com – “All The Right Moves” by Gavin Luke

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PBL & STEM Project: Designing a Virtual Wildlife Sanctuary

Third graders used social science concepts and took on the role of lobbyists who sought to persuade members of the government to create policies that will protect a specific endangered species and fund the creation of a wildlife sanctuary for the species. They then designed a virtual wildlife sanctuary to help protect the animals and increase their population through selective breeding. They used the Scratch to code their virtual program.

Special thanks to Sarah Donaldson, Stacy Trinh, Sally Merriam, Jon Barry, Jeremy Jacobsen, Megan Godek, and Heidi Peterson.

Intro music by Ryan Little “Summer Dreams”: https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
Background Music from EpidemicSound.com – “Upward Bound” by Gavin Luke

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Resource for Dark Maned Lions

http://articles.latimes.com/2002/aug/24/science/sci-lion24

PBL & STEM Project: Designing an Instrument for Mr. Woods, the Music Teacher

This video showcases a PBL, transdisciplinary project where students used the design thinking method to create an instrument for their music teacher, Mr. David Woods.

Intro music by Ryan Little “Summer Dreams”: https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
Background Music from EpidemicSound.com – “Call Me Out” by Loving Caliber

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Designing Mechanical Festival Floats: STEM, PBL, and Design Thinking Project

This video showcases a STEM, PBL, and transdisciplinary project where students used the design thinking method to create a mechanical float for a specific world language festival.

Install Birdbrain Server and Scratch
https://www.hummingbirdkit.com/learni…

Hummingbird Duo Coding Cards: https://drive.google.com/drive/folder…

I would like to give a special thanks to the following people for making this project possible. Karen Luu, Diana Caudill, Charolette Yao, Heidi Peterson, Gene MacLachlan, and Danielle Rich.

Intro Music by Ryan Little “Summer Dreams”: https://soundcloud.com/iamryanlittle
Background Music from EpidemicSound.com – “Not this time” by Simon Gribb