Cardboard is the perfect medium to get your kids started with making – it’s free, it’s abundant, and what kid doesn’t see potential in a cardboard box? Learn how makerspace veteran Angela Rosheim helps her students take their cardboard creations to the next level with Makedo™ tools and connectors.
About Angela Rosheim
Angela is a teacher-librarian with 29 years of teaching experience at the elementary level. She is proud to teach at Lewis and Clark Elementary School, a two-time International Center for Leadership in Education Model School, in Liberty, Missouri. She has presented many times at Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) and will be presenting at ISTE 2017. Her makerspace has been featured in multiple educational articles and was selected as the 2015 School Library Journal Build Something Bold runner-up. She was also featured as a Scholastic Teacher Cool Teacher in the fall of 2015. Angela believes in a balanced library program of making, thinking and reading. You’ll find a plethora of maker resources on her blog and her library website and can connect with her through Twitter at @ARosheim.
Makerspaces can get messy! Do you have a strategy to stay organized? Angela Rosheim offers ideas to keep your school or library makerspace materials in order and easy to find. You’ll also get storage tips, ideas for handling works in progress and advice on how to get students to help keep your makerspace in order.
According to teacher-librarian Angela Rosheim, “Just having students make will not automatically create deep learning — you need to have sound pedagogy to go along with it.” In this blog Angela shares how she integrates making into her curriculum, along with a fun lesson plan that combines research with design thinking.
A cardboard building project turned into a successful library makerspace and countless opportunities for students to learn through making.