MT. LEBANON SCHOOLS
Matt’s Maker Space at HoweElementary has been bustling with students, teachers and robots
since it opened in September 2017. An old computer lab was converted to make room for the
space which is open to all teachers to reserve forclasses or small groups. In addition, students
are learning about computer programming with the help of Blue Bots, Puzzlets and Spheros –
innovative learning tools that can be found in all 7 district spaces.
Some exciting maker projects that have happened this year are:
1st grade students imagineered robots to help stop the spread of wildfires in the West
2nd grade created a larger-than- life scale model of the Mt. Lebanon community after their walking tour of the area.
3rd grade teams used Little Bits electronic components to create hypnotism machines, inspired by the book ‘Probuditi’ by Chris Van Allsburg.
4th graders made self-portraits using recyclable material inspired by the art of Hanoch Piven.
5th grade teams, upon reading the novel ‘Tuck Everlasting,’ visited the space to create 3 dimensional objects that might be used by characters in the story.