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February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | Comments Off on STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior229 views

This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …

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Young Makers: STEAM Challenges in Grade One

April 26, 2017 – 12:33 pm | One Comment | 1,128 views

A few weeks ago, Chris Colley and I were at Edgewater Elementary School (LBPSB) to try our hand at Making with our youngest group ever – Grade One. Since the last school year, we have …

Getting Started with Makerspaces: LEARN’s STEAM challenges

April 5, 2017 – 2:33 pm | 4 Comments | 1,018 views

At LEARN we’ve been reflecting on how best to increase student engagement in school, as it has been closely linked with academic achievement and students’ perceptions of their ability to succeed. One of our initiatives …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 1,543 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

It’s All About Creating

May 21, 2014 – 12:21 pm | Comments Off on It’s All About Creating1,540 views

Last year I wrote a blog post about Maker Spaces. Many involved in the maker movement encourage the use of digital technology, but that does not have to be the case.
A couple of years ago …