This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Our 100th Post...3rd Grade Finish Their Own Desk Caddies...Take A Look.

First, this is kind of a milestone for our blog...our 100th post. I debated on what to put online...maybe a editorial on the state of making in education or a review of our most popular posts to date.

No...what better way to celebrate our 100th entry into the world of "MakerEd" then a true teacher inspired, student designed and created project. On August 26th two of our 3rd grade classes began the design process to make desk caddies.

They imagined their design after asking questions about what things the cubby would hold, how big it was to be, etc. Then they planned it, made drawings and listing the dimensions they wanted each piece. Next the created a prototype out of cardboard...sometimes 2 or 3 versions. Last, they created a final design on the computer (with the teachers help) and laser cut the pieces. They glued them together and here, 6 weeks later, is what they got...

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