MakerSpace » Welcome to Maker Space!

Welcome to Maker Space!

As this is the first year Maker Space is being offered at Solomon Elementary as a regular essential class.  Students will come to Resource Center 2 to work on STEAM (science-technology-engineering-arts-math) projects.  Projects may include the use of 3D printer, laser cutter/engraver, electronic die cutter, robots, or recycled materials.  Many of the projects will be in collaboration with either grade level teachers or other Essential Teachers.
Although there are no formal standards for Making, there are 4 standards which are the focus of Maker Space from the ISTE Standards:

ISTE Standards for Students

• Standard 1: Empowered Learner. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

• Standard 4: Innovative Designer. Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions. 

• Standard 5: Computational Thinker. Students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of technological methods to develop and test solutions.

• Standard 6: Creative Communicator. Students choose the appropriate tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.