Our Magellan Maker Space
Gathering ideas....

Still brainstorming our maker space name-watch for our contest soon.

Here is our current tagline:

A place to IMAGINE, DISCOVER, CREATE, SHARE!


Videos: What is a Makerspace? What would you like to make?


Article from Harrison: 3 Challenges As Hands-On DIY Culture Moves to Schools


Meeting Notes:

Ideas from Romy: Maker Space Ideas

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Storage Ideas

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Other Ideas for Furniture - Set Up

High Work Benches/Tables
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Build Your Own: PVC High Table Plan


5 Ways Design Thinking Can Empower Your Students

Read the new post on Ajjuliani.com


What is design thinking?

Design thinking for kids
Teaching Design Process

Good handouts to work through design process with students(Wendy)
Creating a design challenge for students
Example design project using a design thinking process: Another example:
Videos (and other media) for teaching design process

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Introduction to Creating-Five stages of Making
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Here is another 'design thinking' model from Stanford University's Design School : (would have to alter to make more child friendly)
























Key Ideas of Design Thinking

  • Human-centered design: Empathy for the person or people you are designing for, and feedback from users, is fundamental to good design.
  • Experimentation and prototyping: Prototyping is not simply a way to validate your idea; it is an integral part of your innovation process. We build to think and learn.
  • A bias towards action: Design thinking is a misnomer; it is more about doing that thinking. Bias toward doing and making over thinking and meeting.
  • Show don’t tell: Build a model if you can. Create the experience, using visuals, and telling good stories communicate your vision in an impactful and meaningful way.
  • Power of iteration: Process should emphasize getting feedback and incorporating changes - a recursive process. A person’s fluency with design thinking is a function of cycles, so we challenge participants to go through as many cycles as possible—interview twice, sketch twice, and test with your partner twice. Additionally, iterating solutions many times within a project is key to successful outcomes.


Tools and Resources for Making



Build with Chrome Lego Builder