Saturday, December 6, 2014

DuPont Challenge

Do you love science and enjoy writing?  Enter the DuPont Challenge and you could win some great prizes - including a trip to Orlando, Florida!

For more information - http://thechallenge.dupont.com/essay/students/

Next Meetings

The Monday Maker Space group will meet on Monday, December 9 at 8 am.

The Tuesday Maker Space group will meet on Tuesday, December 17 at 8 am.

We will be making paper!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Maker Space Meetings

The next Maker Space meeting will be for the Monday group - Monday, November 17 at 8 am in Room 509.

We will have a donation drive on Saturday, December 6 from 9 am - noon. Clean out your basement, closet and attics.   If you have any items to donate, you can drive up to the curb and we will unload them for you.  Here are examples of what we are looking for:

Hand Tools and Small Power Tools
Glue Guns
Fasteners including glue, tapes, screws, nails, brads
Wire (insulated and uninsulated)
Sewing machine
Blenders
Soldering Irons
Irons
Fabrics and trims
Craft supplies (popsicle sticks, yarn, pom-poms, markers, paint, pipe cleaners, colored paper, foam shapes, dowels)
Peg board and organizing bins
Old toys - especially ones with moving parts or electronics

We will take almost anything, but you can e-mail me at tanya.hyman@cobbk12.org and I will let you know if we can use your items.



Parents and Students:  If you need to go to tutoring in the morning to do work, that takes priority over coming to  a Maker Space meeting.  
Make good choices - academics should be the most important.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Information Session

Our Information Session was held on Monday, 11/3 at 8 am.  If you missed it, here's what you need to do:
Durham Maker Space
Student “To Do” List

·     *   Student and a parent or guardian must sign the “User Agreement” and return to Homeroom Teacher.
·      *  Student must complete the "Student Information Form" and return to Homeroom Teacher 
(forms are on Schoology - see sign up info below)

·       *  Student must sign up for an account on Schoology (www.schoology.com) – if you already have an account you can use it.  When you sign up, you will need an access code to join a Maker Space Group.  The group you sign up for will be your meeting time from now on so choose a time that works best for you.
To sign up for the Monday 8 am group, use the Access code  8PDBW-VJB9T
To sign up for the Tuesday 8 am group, use the Access code TSS9K-9QQRQ
When you sign up for the Schoology Account, please include an e-mail address (yours or your parent’s) so that you can stay informed about meetings and activities.


If you have any questions at all, please contact Mrs. Tanya Hyman-  Tanya.Hyman@cobbk12.org.

Our first session meetings will be: 
Tuesday, November 11 8am  and

Monday, November 17 8am

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Atlanta Maker Faire Saturday

Day one of the Atlanta Maker Faire was awesome!  Here are a few photos. 







Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Sign up to receive more information about the Durham MakerSpace


We will be handing out more information regarding the Durham MakerSpace very soon.  To make sure you are on our list, please sign up using the Google Form link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UjjSvqQBgbAzMfJdRI7AAsezUgVu1gOhXgqUE1Ha0vY/viewform?usp=send_form

If you want to know more about what a Maker Space is, read through the posts on this blog - or you can Google "School Maker Spaces".


Here is the video that we showed at school:

video


Parents and Grandparents - We Need Your Help Too!
We will need adults to help supervise the Maker Space Club when it meets (there will always be a teacher or two there as well).  We'd especially love for adults who are handy with tools (woodworking, electrical circuits, sewing, etc.) to come and help teach students how to use these tools safely and effectively.  

We also need tools and materials to stock our space.  We are going to start with donated items to keep costs down.  If you have any tools (that are still in working order) or materials that you don't need, we'd certainly appreciate giving them a home.  Here's a short list of the types of items we are looking for (but if you have anything else, let us know - we'll probably take that too!)

·      Soldering guns
·      Hand Tools and Small Power Tools
·      Glue Guns
·      Fasteners including glue, tapes, screws, nails, brads
·      Wire (insulated and uninsulated)
·      Sewing machine
·      Fabrics and trims
·      Craft supplies (popsicle sticks, yarn, pom-poms, markers, paint, pipe cleaners, colored paper, foam shapes, dowels)
·      Peg board and organizing bins


If you would like to help in any way (time, tools, materials), please email Tanya Hyman:



Thank you so much!




Friday, August 29, 2014

Maker Faire Atlanta

This year's Maker Faire is October 4-5, 2014 in downtown Decatur.
Admission is free!

What is a Maker Faire? Simply put, a Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset”.  

http://makerfaireatl.com/

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What is a Maker Space?

What is a Maker Space?

Maker Spaces combine technology, tools, community, and education for the purposes of enabling students to design, prototype and manufacture their own creations.

Why create a Maker Space at Durham?

A Maker Space will help foster students’ natural curiosity about “how stuff works”.  It is this curiosity that may inspire them to pursue educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.  STEM jobs lead the nation in growth potential and earnings.

How will it work?

The Durham Maker Space will be available for students to use during designated, supervised times before and after school.  Students will need parent permission to join the Maker Space “Club” in order to use the space.  Students and parents must agree to abide by all safety and procedural rules while using the space.