Brickie Makers & Innovators
What is the Maker Movement?
The maker movement began as a trend in which individuals created and marketed products that were recreated and assembled using virtually any materials or products from computer-related devices. Since, it has expanded to a great number of DIY- (do-it-yourself) and DIWO- (do-it-with-others) based project types in many different areas, including technology, science and art. The Maker Movement is about creativity and collaboration, and about encouraging curiosity in learning.
Makers at Hobart
At Hobart, we encourage all students to be makers and innovators by exploring their creative minds and allowing them to work with their hands to create and develop their own ideas. We connect making and innovating to curriculum through STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Check out our STEAM channel at the top of our site. For more information on STEAM, check out our Focus on Education STEAM page here.
Within the curriculum we have makers coding Lego Robotics with WeDo in grades 1 through 3, with EV3 robotics in grades 4 and 5, and with Mindstorms at the middle school. Middle school students also work with 3d printing in PLTW and scalable gaming and high school students design and create in PLTW and then print their creations with 3d printers.
Check out some of the projects Hobart students are working on!
See students CREATE art, music, and technology, and watch students COLLABORATE as they design, develop, and code! There is no limit to what you can do!
Students are also able to participate in making beyond school, too. Camp Invention at Joan Martin invites elementary students to be makers and create amazing products, and there are App Development Clubs at all levels, elementary, middle and high school, for students to learn how to code and participate in the process of app development.
Are you interested in becoming a Maker & Innovator? Check out the great web sites below to see what others are doing or to get some ideas to get started!