Maple East MakerSpace

What is a MakerSpace?
Makerspaces,  sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are  creative, DIY spaces where children can gather to create, invent, and learn. In  libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and  hardware supplies and tools, and more. The "maker movement"  encourages learning through tinkering and creating.

Why a makerspace?
There is an increasing emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology,  Engineering and Math) education. Our students need to be able to think  critically, problem-solve and collaborate in order to succeed in the future.  Makerspaces provide creative time and space for children to build, explore  questions, fail and retry, bounce ideas off one another and build something  together. Makerspaces encourage creative thinking, persistence, collaboration,  and problem-solving.  They allow children  to try new things and use materials they may not have had access to  before.  They allow children to pursue  passions and develop new ones.  Their  purpose is to generate excitement and a love of learning.

Thank you so much to Mr. Thomas Bird, Instructional Specialist for Science,
for your generous support of our MakerSpaces!We love Magformers!
Pop 'emz are great!IMG_8087Great job Payton!Nice job girls!
We love our LEGO wall!Great work Luke!Beautiful Maya!

More will certainly be added in the future!