Southwood school is proud to offer our students an opportunity to work and learn in a MAKERSPACE!
Our Makerspace is located in the former computer lab, just across from the library. In it, you will find a wide variety of materials and resources to get the students learning with hands-on projects. With materials like cardboard, wood, basic tools, craft supplies, paper, and lego, and electronics like iPads, computer circuitry, green screen, robotics, and interactive boards, the students can engage in areas of their interest in any number of ways. The possibilities are endless in the Southwood Makerspace!
The main idea with the Makerspace is that through questioning, planning, designing, collaborating, correcting, and sharing about their projects, the students are demonstrating in-depth learning that crosses the “subjects” and leaves a deep learning experience in place.
The Makerspace is a very busy place, and the students are there, working on projects now!
Teachers and Students can make use of the links below for their Makerspace projects.
The Southwood School Makerspace Team will be introducing Makerspace Design Challenges for each term this year!
Students will be given an idea to inspire them, and then they will have the opportunity during class time to create a prototype and bring their ideas to life. Together, Southwood School will celebrate the creations that students make by honouring one class from each grade with a MakerspaceDesign Challenge Trophy. The class that wins the Makerspace Design Challenge will be awarded a grade level trophy to keep in their classroom for the month.
Inspiration for Term 2: Enhance your Senses!
The Southwood School MakerSpace team is excited to announce the upcoming MAKERSPACE CHALLENGE No. 2 of making a prototype that helps assist or enhance one of our senses. With this theme in mind, students are to create something related to any of the five senses such as, a musical instrument, binoculars, etc. Students will have access to a variety of materials during teacher designated class time to create their designs which will be shared at the Southwood School assembly on February 9th. We look forward to seeing the student’s creations!
Inspiration for Term 1: Habitats and Communities!
Students are challenged to a project that shows a Habitat or Community! There are lots of connections here to Social Studies and Science.
The Rules – Your habitat or community must fit in a shoebox!
MAKER SPACE ATTITUDES
The Makerspace is a place for Deep Learning. The students need to make a choice about their attitudes as they work and learn there. What kinds of decisions and behaviours help learning and building? Watch the grade 4 students to learn more.