Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Year of Making Part 1 #MakerEd #Make52

Back in January, I decided to challenge myself to make something new every week. I didn't focus on what I was going to do each week, I just let the week happen and saw what I had created at the end of the week. I've been sharing all of my creations on Instagram with the tag #Make52.

As I look back at the things I made each week, I saw a group of projects that came from a natural passion to Make something. I never felt pressured to build something or create something for the world to see, I just made what I wanted when I wanted. I have a space in my basement that is my workroom and it is filled with various tools and I just go in and take a look at what is there and an idea strikes me. From there, I get started and I hopefully Make something that works.

This is why creating Makerspaces in schools or classrooms is so important for students. There needs to be a place for kids to go and be inspired. A place where students can just get started Making. As educators, we need to create these spaces and to implement the mentality. The Making Mentality is key to inspiring students. The Mentality is what will drive students to build and create. I am inspired by the create Makers I see daily on Twitter and Instagram. As educators, we need to be that inspiration for our students with the things we Make and share. Here are 26 things I've made this past year. I look forward to the next 26 creations.


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