The makerspace is a great place for students to explore their creativity, try things out, make mistakes, build and play, and turn their ideas into reality. But, the makerspace also provides faculty members with a place to put your ideas for classroom creativity into action. From 3D printing to scrapbooks, bookbinding to laser etching, Lego robots to chap books, coding, circuitry, programming, and more, the makerspace offers your students a place to create real-world expressions of the theoretical ideas you discuss on class, find practical solutions to issues as varied as adaptive technologies and population control, and learn activities as unique as historically accurate board games. See below for examples of how faculty are incorporating the makerspace into the curriculum here at Xavier, as well as activities our students and staff have been involved in. If you would like to talk with us about how your students can benefit from the makerspace, please make an appointment or stop in to see us on the first floor of McDonald Library.
Did your students already visit the makerspace for a project or course assignment? Let us know (Google account required) and we will feature your project here!