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Mrs. Rowney from Traverse City MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Makerspace 101

Help me give my students the tools to launch our new Makerspace Classroom.

  • $215 goal

This project expired on December 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When I think back to my elementary school days, it's the hands on activities that connected my new knowledge with the real world that I remember. It is these real world connections that I'm looking to provide for my 3rd graders. Living in rural Northern Michigan has it's limitations to being exposed to the amazingly diverse world we live in and all that it has to offer.

My students are an inquisitive bunch.

They still have that curious spark that will foster new skills in thinking, collaboration, self-management, research, and social development. It's my job to help them shoot for the stars.

My Project

Imagine DIY meets education. That is maker movement! It's an opportunity for students to move from being passive consumers of knowledge to creative developers and engineers. Providing students with the time, space, and tools to engage in student initiated projects allows them to turn knowledge into action. The Makedo Tool set will provide us with a 'low tech' resource that can be used again and again.

Making is key to what it means to be human.

It's opportunities for expression, creativity, and innovation. This is more than just creating a final project. It's about the process that the students engage in that supports the development of their ability to think, adapt, pivot, change, and reflect. To become divergent thinkers.

Our first project using the Makedo Tool set will be linked to Michigan history and our experiences of historic buildings seen at Fort Michilimackinac, Historic Mill Creek, and the Mighty Mackinac Bridge.

Mrs. Rowney
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 29 students.

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Makedo Cardboard Construction Toolset, Includes 360 Reusable Tools. Perfect for Whole-Classroom STEM Learning for Kids Age 4+ • Amazon Business $150.00 1 $150.00

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