Play, Make, Learn! That was the idea behind Maker Night, held on April 5th at Immanuel Lutheran School in Palatine. Children, ages 3 through 14, explored, thought, and played as they moved through a variety of different maker spaces throughout the school. They participated in a variety of activities including creating with recycled materials, joining in a green-screen video, or using a CAD program. Opportunities to create circuits, structures, catapults, musical instruments, and designs were provided, among other things. Activity areas were designated as pre-school, elementary, and advanced.
The Maker Movement encourages people of all ages to explore fixing, improving, and creating. Through the maker process, learning is promoted through play and experimentation. Students are encouraged to think outside the box as they design, build, and invent. Through the process, children and adults learn to take risks, to celebrate ‘failures’ as opportunities, and to develop a growth mindset that motivates a joy of learning and exploring. Creativity, communication, persistence, and teamwork are all by-products of a Maker Mindset. More information on Maker Night…
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Visitors were among the very first to see and use Immanuel’s new professional video and production studio. The advanced abilities of the studio were front-and-center, as the Maker Night visitors walked in and enacted a simulated “live news studio” and a “remote reporter” scene. Check out these unrehearsed, spur-of-the-moment videos below! To make the video enlarge to full-screen, click the icon in the lower-right corner.
MAKER NIGHT 2016
Recording Session ONE
Recording Session FOUR
Recording Session TWO
Recording Session FIVE
Recording Session THREE
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