March 15, 2016
Fifteen campers entered the Britannia woods maker space today to discover what the maker movement is all about: creativity, failure, success, and connection.
We’re all teachers and we’re all learners. Learners were drawn from the Britannia Woods community. Guest teachers included Maker Junior Ottawa & 6th grade students from St. Gabriel’s.
Maker Junior is a family run business owned by Alison Evans Adnani and her sons Nanik and Hari. They worked with Britannia Woods campers to design a basic light switch and form an electric circuit. Maker Junior visit schools, libraries and community centres and participates in Maker Faire events across Canada and the U.S.
Recognizing the potential for collaboration, Maker Junior and Britannia Woods Maker Space connected on twitter in August 2016. We are honored to work with Maker Junior this March Break.
6th grade students at St.Gabriel’s Catholic School
Students at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School in Kanata, Ontario, together with their wonderful teacher Mme Rola Tibshirani, collaborated with the Britannia Woods maker space on experiential learning activities including: running a motor, launching a propeller, speaking on camera and editing a video (green screen). Jana, Sofea, Nick, Edwin and Brianna – thank you for visiting from your school, St.Gabriel’s.
To our Britannia Woods campers, you show great openness and curiosity for technology. Together we create cooperative learning spaces.