Mini Maker Workshop

Maker CampCome join us for an AWESOME day of Professional Development at Samford University on February 7th from 8am – 3pm.  Event information can be found  at

Attendees will participate and collaborate in hands-on activities as they construct, MAKE, and build using some of the following below:

1.  Green Screens – Create movies using apps to produce movies that can take place anywhere in the world.

2.  Robotics – Learn about Sphero, Ollie, NXT, WeDo, and Meet Einstein.

3.  Legos/Boxes/Tinker Toys – Activities that will engage students all day with building and engineering.

4.  Little Bits – Create and build projects with electrical/magnetic pieces.

5.  All About Coding – Get the most current websites and apps for coding.

6.  Google Apps and Extensions

7.  MAKE and TECH – learn about Touchboards, MakeyMakey, Conductive Ink etc…

8.  Music

Space is limited due to materials needed for all to MAKE and CREATE.  All activities are hands-on, limited to 50 attendees.

Try Engineering

Try Engineering is a site that hosts lesson plans and games designed to get students interested in engineering. The lesson plans are arranged according age and engineering topic. The lesson plans can be downloaded as PDFs.  Be sure to look at all of the lesson plans because several are specifically for upper grades.  This is just one of many sites I came across when searching for engineering sites for elementary students.

The games section of Try Engineering features 36 online games. Some of the games were developed specifically for Try Engineering while others are hosted on other educational sites like those of NASA and PBS.

The games section of Try Engineering also includes links to a dozen iPad apps that students can use to learn about engineering and programming.