Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Makerspaces V 1.0



After attending #NJPAECET2 and listening to @Bec_Chirps speak about her use of Makerspace I knew that it was something that I wanted to try. I had some of the materials... in fact I think I had some of the MORE DIFFICULT materials to start with- a few cameras for video creation, some Makey Makey's, a Go Pro camera and various mounts for whatever the students could think of, Tablets and Apps for Photography, LEGO NXT Robots and kits etc. just to name a few. But what I did not have was a complete idea on how to structure the time.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

My 2 Week Node Test Classroom Expierence



Last year I had a chance to Pilot 20 Steelcase Node Chairs.  These chairs looked awesome and I was excited to have my students use them.  Once I have the chance to sit in them, I knew that they had to the chance to change the structure of my class but, they could also present some new issues.

"They will NOT sit still"
"There is no way they will work in Middle School"
"Hmmm....(Long Pause)..... Good luck!"