Text (Word files) of Maker Day Toolkit v2
These files are organized in the same order as the Maker Day Toolkit Table of Contents, p.4. Page numbers from the Toolkit have been included.
2. Planning a Maker Day
With the updates to the Participant Group Kits,Tool Station, Shared Pantry and Shared Toolkit, please download the revised docs before shopping or copying.
3. Hosting a Maker Day
The Facilitator Guide is attributed to Dr. Susan Crichton and Dr. Lilian Vikiru. Funded through a Canada Africa Research Exchange Grant (CAREG), they developed Taking Making into Schools: A Toolkit for Innovation and Change in Teaching and Learning. Click here to view.
The Facilitator Checklist has been revised to reflect the change in the Reflection Panels.
3.3. Introduction to the Design Thinking Facilitator and Participant Guides (p. 32)
Since 2013, we have been adapting the Stanford dschool ‘design thinking process’ resources.
The Facilitator Guide is included in Section 3.1. Group Facilitators: Roles and Responsibilities. is attributed to Dr. Susan Crichton and Dr. Lilian Vikiru. Funded through a Canada Africa Research Exchange Grant (CAREG), they developed Taking Making into Schools: A Toolkit for Innovation and Change in Teaching and Learning. Click here to view.
Our one page Design Activity Sheet (printed on 11″x17″ paper — double-sided) has replaced the Participant Guide.
3.7. & 3.8. (combined) Participant Group Kit Contents (pp. 36-37) and Shared Pantry (p. 38)
Thanks to the feedback from organizers and participants of Maker Days, we have updated the Participant Group Kits and added a Tool Station for those want to do simple prototyping.
3.8. & 3.9. Shared Tool Crib (pp. 38-39)
Thanks to the feedback from organizers and participants of Maker Days, we have updated the Shared Pantry and Tool Crib for those want to do introduction to fabrication.
4. Supporting Materials
The Sample Agenda includes suggested times, pre-reading for facilitators, materials required and notes to help organizers prepare for their event.
4.2. Design Challenges (pp. 41-44)
All of these Design Challenges have been tested at least once in a Maker Day event. The first four Design Challenges are included in the Maker Day Toolkit 2.
4.3. Ice Breaker (p. 45)
We did the low-tech social networking activity. It worked well. We invited participants to make their initial contributions during the registration process and before the event actually started. We encouraged them to revisit the activity during the day to make additional connections. Make sure to use paper that is more SQUARE than linear to encourage a range of connections. unfortunately, we used a long piece of paper and the connections were harder to make.
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