Happy Steve

Innovation and Learning

Start with clarity of intent.

Now build it out with an evocative vision. Improvise progress by tinkering: with lots of trial and lots of error. The not knowing is the best bit: the mysteries the surprises, and from time to time the windfalls! 

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Maker Ed, Scaled

Well hats off to Lou Deibe and the amazing coalition of brave Primary teachers, because had I been the catalyst, this would have been a containable pilot, not a holus-bolus Maker day that:

  • encompassed all Primary (400 students)
  • regrouped the kids vertically (kindy mixing with Year 6, everyone mashed up!)
  • thrown in the deepest of the deep ends.... 
  • redefined Maker away from the computational/engineering slant it normally hasx

It was really done on a wing and a prayer - a bunch of "stations" set up around the school:

  • as deconstruction station, where students could basically break stuff - appliances, gadgets, other products
  • knitting station (plus heaps)
  • cardboard creations
  • painting etc
  • classic maker... Makey Makeys, motors, Little Bits, etc
  • MORE

The structure? Scaffolding? Well that came later (the following week). This day was GET TO KNOW the possibilities. Almost no structure other than "go, play, make" which is further up that end than I normally go (Oh but for ONE DAY what joy!).

Some photos