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Digital NativE Network
Cutting Edge Resources for Award-Winning Q-12 Classrooms
One of the easiest ways to inspire and extend student learning is by creating a maker space opportunity. The sheer number of standards to authentically integrate is endless. It's time to turn your classroom, library or school into a Maker Haven!
Just Get Started!
Invent to Learn
Collect Some Junk!
Bottle tops, paper towel rolls, buttons, twist ties, tinfoil, cardboard, straws, pipe cleaners, anything & EVERYTHING.
Post a Menu of Essential Questions
What impact would it have on our world if homes were more efficient?
How do inventions and adaptations impact a community?
Post a Challenge
Create something new.
Make a design improvement with an adaptation.
Solve a real community problem.
Ask Continuous Probing Questions
How will you know if you idea will really work?
Has anyone else attempted this before?
How will your idea make a difference in our world?
Students Create a Marketing Pitch
Establish an audience. A non-profit, the principal, lawmakers, a company, parents, students. Determine who they need to convince and persuade, create a digital or offline marketing materials to really pitch it and take the next step to make it really happen!
Create a Space
Fill up shoe boxes, bins, tubs, bags, cubbies, drawers.
Find a designated space with enough surface area to work.
Get Started with the:
Pitch it Post it Share it
Find a real audience in person or virtual. Social media, class website, LMS, another class, NJHS, the principal, parents, community members, or a telepresence expert. Find anyone that will listen to the real ideas, ask real questions, and give real feedback.
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