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  • The Makerspace Mission:  WGMS Library Makerspaces are designed to inspire learners by creating a collaborative environment where makers can gather to share resources and learn through exploration. Click Here to learn how the WGMS Makerspace works.  Progress through the MS Badges!  
     
    Explorer - Everyone is an Explorer!  Enjoy activities labeled with the explorer badge.  Pick them up, check them out, explore them in the library, return at the end of the period.  No training needed!
     
    Want to progress to advanced badge levels?  Apply through the WGMS Makerspace group in Canvas.  First, Join the WGMS Makerspace Group in Google Canvas Class.  Go to 

    https://misd.instructure.com/enroll/EH6JXJ  

     
     
    Guide - Help others through complicated activities 
    Voyager - Create with equipment located in the Voyager in Purpose Room
    Designer - Create challenges for others 
     

  • WGMS Makerspace Activities: 
    Activities listed below are available before school and during the day with teacher permission.   

    BUILDING & ENGINEERING
    Building for the purpose of developing creativity or for the purpose of problem-solving
    • Keva Planks
    • Dominoes
    • Marble Run
    Circuits
    Learning, manipulating and creating electrical circuitry in challenge-based activities
    • Snap Circuits
    • Make-Makey
    CODING 
    Learning, manipulating, and creating computer coding through challenge-based activities
     
    VIDEO PRODUCING 
    Writing, shooting, and editing video publications
    • Laptops/iPads
    • iMovie
    • Green Screen
    • Lights, Microphones
    • Claymation Supplies
    STRATEGY
    ROBOTIC ENGINEERING
    Creating, building, or programming robots
    • Ozobots
    3D PRINTING
    Creating a physical object by layering plastic filament or other material
    TEXTILE MANUFACTURING
    Creating works with string, yarn, or fabrics
    • Sewing
    • Weaving Loom
    • Crochet, Knitting
    PROTOTYPING
    Creating original works or designs with various materials
    • Mixed Media
    • Duct Tape
    • Origami
    • Cricut
    WRITING
    Creating original written works
     

    How do Makerspaces Fit into the Library?

    MISD libraries seek to empower all for a lifetime of learning by providing and promoting resources and tools in a variety of formats. In addition to traditional reading materials, when libraries offer tools and resources they allow patrons to further their research and learning through experimentation and creation. Did you know that Ben Franklin, the founder of the public library, used library spaces for many of his early experiments?