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If you are at home like most parents or teachers, you could probably use a few extra ideas to help your kids and students engage in meaningful educational experiences. For this reason, our team at 1st Maker Space hacompiled a list of 10 resources that can be used by teachers and parents alike. These resources cover a variety of topics including making, 3D printing, coding, and even environmental sustainability!

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STEM kits, STEM Take-Out Kits -

With the age of social distancing dawning, many school corporations are struggling to engage with students. Many parents spend countless hours directing their children back to the computer for eLearning. Still, eLearning only encapsulates a piece of the holistic experience educators provide for students during normal school hours. 1st Maker Space has a solution. We are offering individual STEM Take-Out Kits for school corporations, after-school programs, and foundations to provide to students and youth along with weekly meal pick-up. Many students have their greatest educational moments in a lab or hands-on learning environment. Children, especially those in elementary school, have...

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Makers across the world are making valuable medical supplies using 3D printers, laser cutters, and sewing machines for medical professionals on the front line. 1st Maker Space is making face shields for Community Hospital.

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eLearning, making at home, virtual making -

On Monday of this week, I asked my son what he wanted to learn during this extended amount of time out of school. I knew I could fit math and literacy into whatever topic he chose. Then I realized how novel this concept was. Rarely do children get to decide what they get to learn and when they learn it. Making can and should be different. How will you and your children use this time and what will they learn?
1st Maker Space offers a variety of kits, resources, and ideas to make learning engaging and fun both inside and outside of the classroom. Interested in one of these for your classroom and want to try it out over this extended eLearning time? Contact us directly at info@1stmakerspace.com.

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Several schools across Indiana will be implementing maker-centered learning with the Digital Learning - Community Advisory Grant. Grant recipients, winning an average of $50,000 each, were announced on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from the Indiana Department of Education. 1st Maker Space will be partnering with five Indiana school districts as a part of this initiative. 

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