SHEF Makerspace Promotes Collaboration

Using a team approach, along with cutting-edge technology and 21st Century instruction, our students are shining a bright spotlight on the SHEF Makerspace room.
Using a team approach, along with cutting-edge technology and 21st Century instruction, our students are shining a bright spotlight on the SHEF Makerspace room.
Our students are collaboratively problem solving as they design and build ‘Milo’ the Science Rover Robot.
Our students are collaboratively problem solving as they design and build ‘Milo’ the Science Rover Robot.
The great thing about SHEF Makerspace is it fosters working together to problem solve, which in turn benefits everyone in the group. Those inquiry skills that get shared are second to none and our students are excited to take what they learned to the next level.
The great thing about SHEF Makerspace is it fosters working together to problem solve, which in turn benefits everyone in the group. Those inquiry skills that get shared are second to none and our students are excited to take what they learned to the next level.
A trip to the SHEF Makerspace is an awesome way to reinforce what our students are learning in the classroom.
A trip to the SHEF Makerspace is an awesome way to reinforce what our students are learning in the classroom.
Not every classroom encourages you to spill into the hallway, taking over the usually quiet, adult filled JKAO, with the sounds of excitement, collaboration and the whirring of Lego robots.
Not every classroom encourages you to spill into the hallway, taking over the usually quiet, adult filled JKAO, with the sounds of excitement, collaboration and the whirring of Lego robots.

Mrs. Hatton’s class from Maplewood had the opportunity recently to visit the SHEF Makerspace located at the James Kaden Administrative Offices (JKAO) for 2 field trip sessions. Under the guidance of Mrs. D’Elia, our district’s Technology Coach, students had the opportunity to collaboratively problem solve as they designed and built ‘Milo’ the Science Rover Robot and then programmed him using code. Some programmed the robot to change colors, make sounds and loop through previous commands. Students enjoyed working with the Lego Wedo 2.0 software and the Chromebooks in this 21-Century setting and are excited to use the materials to create other structures in the near future.