Last year I was asked the question, if money wasn't an issue, what would you do at Maquoketa Valley with technology? "Start a Makerspace," was my response. A Makerspace is a common area where children are able to engineer, explore, tinker and discover through creative building opportunities. It is a DIY (Do it Yourself) space where kids create, learn, and invent, and it is the newest form of technology being utilized at MV. I was introduced to the idea of a Makerspace during my first year as MV's technology coach, and last year spent time researching and grant writing. Last spring, we graciously received two grants. The Foundation for the Future of Delaware County awarded MV $2,500 to purchase Makerspace materials, and The Dubuque Racing Association awarded MV $2,800 to purchase a 3D printer. Both of these grants are giving MV the opportunity to work towards our technology vision: Our vision at Maquoketa Valley is to ensure learning that is engaging, challenging, and focused. This includes integration of technology into classroom learning in meaningful ways that promote development of collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills. We will encourage problem-solving and build perseverance; promote ... Continue Reading Our New Makerspace!
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