Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsIn Week Two, you were introduced to different perspectives on learning environments. And discussed the effect they can have on students' learning. You identified what activities you might implement in your space, and had a go at one of our own, to discover how fun making can be, and understand what's involved. You also identified who can help you set up, manage, and run your space to ensure it's legacy in our community. During this week of the course, we will focus on one of the most exciting elements, the equipment.

Skip to 0 minutes and 30 secondsBut before you get too carried away and start a shopping list of your dreams, it's worth taking the time to reflect on what you want to do, and what impact you want it to have on your learners. There is a lot that you can achieve without a substantial budget. Remember recycle, repurpose, and reuse.

Welcome to Week 3

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

I hope you enjoyed Week 3, where you were introduced to different perspectives on learning environments and explored what activities you might implement in your space. You also identified who can help you set up, manage, and run your space, and you updated your action plan with your next steps.

This week we’ll explore:

  • What equipment you can set up in your makerspace
  • How to source the equipment you need, sometimes for free
  • Basic health and safety procedures to implement in your space

Remember that the course is available whenever you wish over the next four weeks, so if you need to take a couple of days to reflect or gather any materials, you can still enjoy the learning materials here on your own time.

Next up, you’ll hear first-hand from an educator who created a very unique and mobile makerspace: what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next. As you read his 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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