• Welcome to the WBMS Makerspace!

    The WBMS Makerspace is a place where students can create, collaborate, and use critical thinking skills using various technologies and supplies that we have available. We have a 3d printer, a “Fix-it” table, Sphero balls, Legos, a huge supply of art materials, an area for music composition on the program Garageband, Snap circuits, Littlebits, Cubelets, robotics, claymation materials, and much more!! In addition, we offer special technology learning sessions on coding, 3d printing, sewing electronics, investigating the inside of laptops with technicians, and special activities throughout the school year.

    We function in two roles for our students. Our first role is unstructured and it entails students experimenting, building, creating, and playing (yes, playing because that is how we all learn)  with items that represent different learning strengths and interests (art, robotics, electricity,  3d printing, video creation, music creation, writing, etc.). Our second role is in classroom projects. Students use the materials to demonstrate mastery of a topic through non-traditional activities.

    Possible Makerspace Ideas That Students Can Use For Projects


    • Green Screen Video  Create your own backgrounds by using Powerpoint or import pictures! See below in “Teacher Resources” for planning sheet.                   Student Examples: Rainforest, Book Report
    •  3d Models   See below in “Teacher Resources” for planning sheet                                                                                                                                              Student Examples: Check out this photo gallery!
    • Makey-Makey Living Museums/Book Presentation that includes simple coding using a Makey-Makey that can be programmed to share facts, sounds, and much more!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Step 1 -Building your project                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Step 2- Adding Audio through Scratch                                                                                                                                                                                                   Step 3- Adding tape and hooking up the Makey-Makey – COMING SOON                                                                                                                                           Setting up your Makey-Makey for a Presentation – Instruction Sheet                                                                                                                                                   Student Examples:   Video


              Adding metal tape



    • Chatterpix – build your project as a conversation between two characters, animals,etc.  Chatterpix to Imovie Mashup Directions                                                                        Student Examples:  Adaptations
    •  Thinglink – makes an image interactive by adding links, video, words,etc.
    •  Garageband – to write music/lyrics
    •  3d printer  Class project sheets  Video
    •  Littlebits – allow students to insert movement, light, buttons, sounds, etc into their project. (fast forward in the video to 2:30)                                                                                      Student Examples:                                                                                                                           



    Check this page to see our latest projects! We also contribute to the website: http://learningcollaboratory.com/

    Teacher Resources 

    If you are coming to the Makerspace as a class, I highly recommend your students come prepared by filling out a planning sheet.  Based on our experience, students who prepare ideas often have much better end products.  They will also do a better job of completing their project in the allotted time.

    Examples of GREAT planning sheets:                                                                                                                                                                                                           3d Planning Sheet, Audio Planning Sheet  and Video Planning Sheet (for Green Screen, Legomation,  Stopmotion, Legomation)       Minecraft Planning Sheet,           Living Museum/Makey-Makey Planning Sheet

    Blank Planning sheets: 3d model/Claymation, Audio Planning Sheet

    Lesson Plans: Cell Project, Native American Project, Heat Loss Project

    Project Examples

    8th grade English projects centered around the book “War of the Worlds”.


  • Various projects that correlate with various standards in history, science, English, and projects that were just for fun!

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