Maker Day Toolkit in Word Docs

New Release

Sharing the newest resource for Taking Making Into Classrooms. Thanks to a collaborative effort with ITA | Youth Discover the Trades Programs and Ministry of Education – Open School BC.

Taking Making into Classrooms

 

 

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.

new This icon flags any updated/edited Word files. A brief description of updates/edits are included.

 

 

Introduction (p. 3)

 

 

1. Conceptualizing a Maker Day (p. 6)

1.1. Making a Case for Making (pp. 6-8)

1.2. Fostering Innovation in Our Schools (pp. 9-12)

1.3. Making the Connection to Curriculum: Designing a Design Challenge (pp. 12-16)

1.4. Background to Design Thinking (pp. 16-19)

1.5. Annotated Reference List (pp. 20-23)

 

 

2. Planning a Maker Day

2.1. Checklist for planning a Maker Day (pp.24-26)

new2.2. Shopping and Copying (p. 28)

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

new3.1. Group Facilitators: Roles and Responsibilities (pp. 29-31)

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.

new3.2. Facilitator Checklist (p. 32)

The Facilitator Checklist has been revised to reflect the change in the Reflection Panels.

new3.3. Introduction to the Design Thinking Facilitator and Participant Guides (p. 32)

Since 2013, we have been adapting the Stanford dschool ‘design thinking process’ resources.

new 3.4. Facilitator Guide (p. 33)

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.

new3.5. Participant Guide (p. 33)

Our one page Design Activity Sheet (printed on 11″x17″ paper — double-sided) has replaced the Participant Guide.

3.6. Design Charrette and Reflection Panel (p. 34-35)

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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.

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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

new 4.1. Sample Agenda (p. 40)

The Sample Agenda includes suggested times, pre-reading for facilitators, materials required and notes to help organizers prepare for their event.

new 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.

Aging in Our Society

Creating More Inclusive Playground Structures

Helping New Parents Cope with Daily Activities

Food Security in a Cooler Climate

Taking Making into Science

Frugal Innovation for a Sustainable, Happy Future

Child’s Play and Acceptable Risk

Considering Maslow’s Hierarchy Through a Refugee Lens

Designing a Healthy Lunchbox

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.

4.4. What Makes a Good Project? (p. 45)

4.5. Hatch: Maker Movement Manifesto (p. 46)

4.6. Globe and Mail: “Where did all our skilled workers go?” (p. 47)

 

Creative Commons Licensing

Creative Commons License

Maker Day Toolkit by Dr. Susan Crichton and Deb Carter, PhD ( c ) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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