Maker Space | A New Trend In Education And A BIG Responsibility

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Collaboration and Coaching

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WHAT is Maker Space?

Chat iconI will use the text from ===> http://makerspace.com/ <=== as it describes well WHAT it is: To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

Makerspaces represent the democratization of design, engineering, fabrication and education. They are a fairly new phenomenon, but are beginning to produce projects with significant national impacts. [END text from http://makerspace.com/]

Different Maker spaces:

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Find out what WE are making in my country Luxembourg in Europe:

 

Learn more:

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AND as YOU know me, mostly some #FUN video in it ;)

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3D-Printing, Copyright And Trademark

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Lots of Makerspaces are following THE TREND with 3D-Printing and have ALSO their own 3D-Printer. BUT, I have seen that much 3D printed stuff from them which I am sure about that they infringed Trademark and Copyright laws! SO… To make sure that YOU will NOT become in touch with any court in YOUR country for law infringement, follow the steps below, please.

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Check the advice below, please:

 

GO AWAY from ONLY using the Maker Space a couple of hours and make it 100% in the LEARNING! Give the students (learners) the possibility and opportunity to be 100% a maker while working together with THEM in a TEAM and… To be updated…

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Safety First And Naivety Beside! Responsibility At Any Moment!

dos-and-dontsThe EVER first thing to think about while building up a maker Space is the Safety of YOUR students (learners)! Just starting it without thinking that way is purely NAIVETY! WHY do I write in such a strictly form here!? Well, I have seen on the internet through Social Media workstations who don’t respect at ALL these Safety rules and even bring in danger the students and learners! I will show YOU the DOS and DON’TS below.

Tools

Every craft has its own tools. Especially when WE are working with electricity and electronics, there are special safety rules to follow, such as:

  • Every tools MUST be isolated to avoid an electrical shock!
  • When soldering, there MUST be an ventilation to extract the toxic smoke!
  • Drinking and eating is prohibited!

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DOS and DON'TS SOLDERING

 


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Appropriate tools

 

 


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Soldering Safety

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Soldering Safety

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Soldering And Coding

programmerman-animatedFind below, please, my non-exhaustive list of quality manufacturers who provide different kits for different electronic and programming projects.

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Related Links and Kits:

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Check ALSO my blog post about Coding:

 


Safety Control By Government

1ibdy1vf6wghd-n05dgl-attenzionearchitettofr01In certain countries, especially in Europe (Germany and Luxembourg to name a few) there are strict Safety Control by specialized companies of any working places and strict rules to follow! Check below, please:

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In case of a doubt and to make sure that YOU didn’t forget anything about safety rules, I suggest to YOU to give them a call for further information and certification. DON’T FORGET: YOU and YOUR school are responsible for YOUR students, learners!

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Evolution Of Educators And Teachers!?

This is NOW a complaint which I make, seriously! It’s a WAKE-UP call actually! Educators and Teachers have STILL behavior as usually in the OLD century where the Social Media wasn’t existing yet and where THEY didn’t get (THEY got, BUT who cares…) criticism which everybody can see and follow. NOW through the Social Media Twitter and Facebook, as well as on others,  people will watch in real time and have the possibility to act and react.

THEY didn’t understand at all about the ===> #LEARNing By Doing <===, THEY are STILL on “YES” and “NO”, “Black” and “White”, “Day” and “Night”…

Real World and Virtual World ===> posting on Social Media ===> Responsibility and Reality!??? Naivety as NO knowledge about PracTICE, Praxis and publishing it as everybody worldwide could see it without being right = NOT professional and DANGER for health!!! There is a MUST for a Mind Shift, as Teachers and Educators YOU can’t just say that YOU are able to teach anything! There are specific areas where YOU MUST ask experts about the trade. There is knowledge about Safety and knowledge about Cyber-Security necessary for certain specific areas such as “Coding” and Makerspaces!

A Proactive Thinking is a MUST!

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I Need NEW Ideas, WHERE To GET Them!?

Well, with the internet that is very easy, one needs ONLY to make some research on here THEY are ;) Look especially on YouTube Channels…

And WHEN going to ===> #DeepTHINKing <=== YOU might like the following ;)

  1.  Ideas for a more secure Internet-part2/IT-Security Scouts
  2. Ideas for a more secure Internet-part1/National Security Day as a Family Day

  3. Ideas for a more secure Internet-part3/Dangers of storage devices

 

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Coding & MakerSpace Ideas on Pinterest

 

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Some more ideas below…

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Coding & MakerSpace Ideas

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Some more ideas below with LEGO…

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LEGO

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FeedBack From The Readers

Here below my bragging’s about WHAT my readers say:

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FeedBack

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Keywords necessary to create this blog post: Copyright, Safety, 3D, 3D Printing, Health, toxic, Practice, Praxis, Edtech, Technology, Theory and Practice, QUALITY, RESPONSIBILITY, Proactive Thinking, Critical Thinking, wrong tools, right tools, coding, soldering, digital lab kit, TÜV, Inspection des mines et travaux, Safety Control,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) ;)

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