I'm so excited for Global Maker Day! One day to recognize the amazing work being created by students and teachers all over the world. I've been so lucky to be in a position now for over a year that supports Making in all of its forms. As the Makerspace Director at University Liggett School, I have seen students and teachers design and make so many awesome projects. Here are just some of this cool things created in the Knights Forge Innovation Lab.
First house standing released! Scroll to see the detail. Standings board: Carved on the @inventables CNC X-Carve, stained, and framed. House Plates: Rastered using the @fullspectrumlaser Muse and stained. House Cup will be awarded to the team that has the most points at the end of the school year. This has been 6 weeks of making for me. A very long term project that turned out beautifully. #KnightsForge Innovation Lab @uniliggett has the tools to Make it happen! #MakerEd #MakerMentality #Makerspaces
Global Maker Day is about giving everyone a chance to share their stories about why Making is so important in and out of the classroom. Adults need to make and model for students who have the itch to create, but are not sure where to start. The school needs to support a culture of making, a Maker Mentality. Without it, students and teachers will not feel as empowered as they could to create and share with the world around them.
As humans, we are makers. We have always been makers and that is how we have accomplished the most amazing things in human history. The minute we become a civilization of consumers only, we are doomed. Let's make time for making in our classrooms and at home. Have a great Global Maker Day everyone!
If you are interested in starting your own Makerspace or diving into the culture of the Maker Mentality, you should check out my two book on Amazon. They are a great place to start your Making journey and have been used as part of school book study groups. If you have any questions about my books, making, or just want to share an awesome story, please let me know.
Hugs and High Fives,