Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsHello and welcome back to Week Two of Build a Makerspace For Young People. I hope you've enjoyed Week One, where we explored the concepts of digital-making and the maker movement, and learned why they are becoming important in educational settings. You also took your first steps in building a makerspace by identifying a location in your school, library, or cultural venue. This week, you will focus on what you need to get started making with your students in the space, ideas for activities, and people who might help. At the Raspberry Pi Foundation, we always have a hands-on learning-through-making approach, and that's why, this week, you will be making.

Skip to 0 minutes and 37 secondsThere are options for software only activities as well as more complex programming and hardware based projects. There will also be a chance for you to reflect on what you have learned. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make. [CLICK]

Welcome to Week 2

Hello! Welcome back to Build a Makerspace for Young People.

I hope you enjoyed Week 1, where you were introduced to makerspaces and the maker movement, and learned how digital making is changing the way we approach computer science education. You also started an action plan by identifying a location in your community for your makerspace, thus completing the first steps in embracing this new adventure.

This week we will:

  • Reflect on different learning environments
  • Explore makerspace activities and projects opportunities
  • Identify who will help you set up and run your makerspace

Remember that the course is available for you to go through at your own pace. We do encourage you to complete each week sequentially so that you can connect with other educators taking the course. Please also note that all content within this course is under a Creative Commons license, so you are free to share and adapt it as you please.

Next up, you’ll hear first-hand from an educator who created a makerspace: what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next. As you read her case study, make sure to note ideas that could be helpful for your own makerspace action plan.

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Build a Makerspace for Young People

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