THE FWSU STORY: Fletcher Maker Space Ignites Learning

Next Generation Science Standards logoThe Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) outlines eight practices that are essential for all students to learn. Included in those practices is the ability to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information. The advancement of science depends on scientists clearly and persuasively communicating findings with others. A significant practice of science is thus to present ideas and the results and by engaging in discussions with peers.

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That is just what the sixth-grade makers are doing at FES.

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Throughout the year, the students have had the opportunity to engage in exploring and investigating how a maker space can impact their learning. The students were then challenged to create an ignite talk to share their ideas about maker space, sharing who they are as a maker and what they have made so far this year.

ignite-presentationsPromoted under the slogan, “Enlighten us, but make it quick,” Ignite is a presentation format where a presenter speaks while slides advance automatically to support them. An Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes and contains exactly 20 slides. The slides advance automatically after each slide is displayed for 15 seconds.

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The class welcomes you to review their Google sites were they are continually publishing their work.

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