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ACCESSIBLE-MAKERSPACE FINISHED: NYC School Library Makerspaces in Action

3D Printing in the IS 24 Makerspace

At the I.S. 24 makerspace the focus is on 3-D printing. 3-D printing enhances hands-on and project-based learning. These ideas will be infused into the curriculum and collaboration especially with science teachers will result in lessons that foster critical thinking and creativity.  Mrs. Tara Marcantonio, science teacher, Mr. Joseph Brancato, Special Education/Science and Christine Poser, librarian gear up for 3D printing by attending a 3-D printing primer class offered by Makerbot.   

IS 24R Myra S. Barnes

IS 24 student coding at a laptop
Computer screen showing student coding project
Computer screen showing student coding project
Computer screen showing student coding project
Student working on laptop on coding project

3D Printing in the Samuel Gompers Campus Makerspace

The goal at the Joyce Mills-Kittrell Library makerspace is for students to explore advanced technologies through coding, game and app design and 3D printing.  Students on the Samuel Gompers Campus learn how to use apply these skills to address problems in and outside the classroom. The 3D printer is generating excitement in the campus community as well as increasing parent and community engagement with business and STEM projects. 

Samuel Gompers Campus

Student working on computer on 3D design project
Student working on computer on 3D design project
3D printed student project
3D printer in library

3D Printing in the JHS 216Q George J. Ryan Makerspace

JHS 216 offers an after school 3D printing program.   Students in the photos are creating posters about some of the basic concepts of 3D printing  -- how does a 3D printer work? how have different groups [education, business, medical] used 3D printing? a diagram of a 3D printer with all parts labeled, what is leveling and why is it important? The students then participated in a gallery walk and the posters are posted in the Library for everyone to browse. In other photos an 8th grade student created a 3d design for a logo that corresponded with an entrepreneur project he did in math class and an ELA teacher created a replica of a human heart to aid in her lesson about the figurative and literal meaning of mending a broken heart.

JHS 216Q George J. Ryan

Students working together on 3D printing project
3D printed student project
Student with 3D printer in use
3D printer printing student project
Student with 3D printed project

Coding in the College of Staten Island School for International Studies Makerspace

A coding club and Codeacademy flourish at College of Staten Island School for International Studies.  Visit librarian, Patricia Sarles' blog, HTML and CSS Coding Makerspace for a detailed look at this new makerspace.

CSI HS for International Studies

Students working on computer coding projects
Students working on computer coding projects
Students working on computer coding projects
Students working on computer coding projects
Computer screen displaying lines of code
Students working on computer coding projects
Students working on computer coding projects
Students working on computer coding projects
Students working on computer coding projects
Smiling student in computer lab
Students working on computer coding projects

Hour of Code in the MLK Campus Makerspace

The MLK Campus hosts a weekly Hour of Code in the library, using Khan Academy.  Students use the hour to work their way through Khan Academy's self-paced tutorials and work together when they come to concepts they do not understand.  The goal is to be able to add coding to their resumes and potential spark interest in STEM careers.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Campus

Students working on computer coding projects

Coding & Programming in the P.S. 62 Makerspace

Coding is a Kindergarten through fifth grade activity at our school!  A technology club, Lego robotics and programming are just some of the innovative programs you will see at P.S. 62.  Like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter@PS62chesterpark for more information. 

PS 62Q Chester Park

Student using robotics program on iPad
Students using robots
Smiling students using robots
Student using robotics program on iPad
Student using robotics program on iPad
Students using computer and circuit kit
Students using computer and circuit kit
Student using robotics program on iPad
Student using robotics program on iPad
Student using robotics program on iPad

PS 1X The Courtlandt School

Students building a structure with K'Nex
Battery-powered vehicle made by student
Student structure built with K'Nex

Crafts at the Neighborhood School & STARS Academy Makerspace

Student weaving

Weaving

Weaving on our tapestry loom. As part of the social studies unit on the Industrial Revolution, students will compare hand weaving with power looms

Student weaving project in progress

Weaving

Weaving on our tapestry loom. As part of the social studies unit on the Industrial Revolution, students will compare hand weaving with power looms

Student weaving project in progress

Weaving

Weaving on our tapestry loom. As part of the social studies unit on the Industrial Revolution, students will compare hand weaving with power looms

Magen David High School

Students in library makerspace
Student building a small vehicle
Student constructed vehicles
Student building a small vehicle
Student building a small vehicle

Description

In the Robotics club at PS 7 the students build robots using Legos.  They then learn to program their robots to do various tasks using the Legomindstorms software.  This after-school opportunity allows students to learn the valuable skills involving in computer programing and technological literacy and have fun at the same time.

PS 7K Abraham Lincoln

Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
Librarian instructing a class of students
Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
Students in a Lego robotics club
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