#UTedChat Questions For 12/09 – #Makerspace in Education

A picture of @ChronicBeard’s Makerspace at his school!

Everyone seems to be talking about Makerspaces in education, but what are they and why should I want to know more? Do you like to create things? How about building stuff? Have you ever wanted to take things apart just to see how they work? If you answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then you NEED to join us tonight, Wednesday, December 9th, from 9:00-10:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time) as we will be talking about #Makerspaces in Education.  Join us on Twitter by using the hashtag #UTedChat.  The following questions will be presented every 5-10 minutes.

Q1: What is #MakerEd and what does it look like in practice?

Q2: How would you define a #MakerSpace? What do you see as the purpose of such a space? (See MakerSpaces.com for more info.)

Q3: What do you most enjoy making on your own time? Could you share it in your classroom?

Q4: How can you envision teachers applying #MakerEd concepts to classroom learning?

Q5: What are the challenges to implementing a #MakerEd philosophy in your classroom and your school?

Q6: What #MakerEd idea are you tinkering with & what would you like to know more about? Share resources!

Tonight’s #UTedChat will be moderated by Ben Smith (@ChronicBeard).

In addition to a being regular contributor to #UTedChat, Ben teaches Middle School and High School computer science, AP CSP, ECS, make club, robotics, digital photography, and environmental science. Among his recent personal “make” projects; an #arduino air pollution sensor, baking sourdough bread, and building his “Free Library” in his front yard. His family wishes he would finally get the Christmas tree lights up, maybe after he’s finished “making!”

If you aren’t already following Ben on Twitter, be sure to do so before the chat so you can better keep up and because he’s amazing!

See you at 9 pm!


Cody Plumhof

Cody is the web developer, Communications Coordinator and media production center director for the Washington County School District. He has served on the UCET Board since 2012 as the WCSD representative and web developer for the organization.

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