A Covid-Friendly Makerspace Activity
I run a Makerspace. Usually, we dig into buckets of electronics. The kids explore microwaves, iPads, CD players, laptops, cell phones, blenders, drills. They take things apart and put stuff back together using shared materials in an area just for us.
With Covid, I have had to rethink the way things are done. For starters, I have to travel, so my Makerspace Lab became a Makerspace Kit. I also had to think about transfers to virtual learning. Could the activities and culture we were building together continue online?
Some things never change. We still start with a greeting, a share, and a creative warm up (like making a giraffe behind your head with just a sticky note— so more in the “extra” section). We still talk about the design process: sketching, ideating, prototyping, getting feedback. We still practice the 4Cs: Collaboration, Critical…