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Monday, May 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Playground Table 10: Makerspace: It's Easier Than You Think

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Joining the Maker Movement can be exciting and scary all at the same time. Using Scratch, Makey Makey, Blue-Bots, Little Bits and other tools is easier than you think! Our students are prepared to take on the challenge and most of the these tools are very intuitive for even the youngest learners! Once students understand the basics of how these tools work, they are ready to take on different challenges and the sky's the limit!    In this hands on session, become familiar with programming in Scratch, using Makey Makey, coding Blue-Bots and creating with Little Bits. Learn how to use these tools in your learning space and see examples of student work. Some projects include creating an Interactive Book using Scratch and Makey Makey, using the DoInk App to create videos on animal research, programming Blue-Bots to Waltz and other dances, and various STEM challenges used on our Maker Fridays.  


Maria Sylvain

Library Media Specialist, Assawompset Elementary School
Maria Sylvain is the Library Media Specialist at Assawompset Elementary School in Lakeville, MA.

Monday May 8, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Hyannisport East & West 2nd Floor