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BELS MakerKits Bring Making to Your Library

By Eileen Layman, Wood-Ridge Jr/Sr HS Media Specialist

Wood-Ridge Jr/Sr High School’s Career Exploration Class concluded the marking period with a Career Fair. The eighth grade students from Eileen Layman’s class used the database Naviance
to take surveys on personal interests, strengths, and learning styles. Students used the survey results to research careers. Students set up booths to reflect their career choices, with information about what high school classes would prepare them best, along with colleges that offered a related course of study. Students offered demonstrations related to their choices. Pictured below are future computer programmers taking apart a computer to explore its components and a future air traffic controller demonstrating drone flight.

With Jolie Kurz, Dumont ES Media Specialist

MakerSpace day in the Dumont elementary schools was a smashing success. Students in grades 3-5 were able to visit different making stations to participate in a variety of activities. In the Animation Station students used the stop-motion camera and the Lego StoryStarter set to create short films. The Makey Makey Station included all the pieces necessary to play a game or create a piece of music. The Lego Station challenged students to complete the building challenges in the allotted time. At the 3Doodler Station students were able to create their own 3D shapes using the handheld 3D printer. In the iPad Station students played coding and educational games. Students created underwater creatures in the Squishy Circuit Station. For more activity details and planning tools, visit the Lesson Plans folder in our shared drive in the Maker section or go here.


To borrow a BELS MakerKit for next year, please visit the MakerKit page and email Abigail with your requested dates.

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