This past month, teachers at SHS brought their classes to the Apollo Press Student Publishing Center in the library to have their students see what tools are available to assist them with creative projects. Both IB History SL and Astronomy students were creating projects to demonstrate their understanding of concepts learned in class.
I love that several students used a variety of tools for their history and astronomy projects:
- The 3D printer was used to design and print game pieces and artifacts
- The 3D doodler pen was used to design objects and artifacts
- One group made an original BreakoutEdu game with puzzles, clues, and locks
- The Cricut cutting machine was used for cutting out letters and images
- The color printer was used for posters and signs
- Several students created a stop-motion animation movie
- A few students filmed against the green screen using the TouchCast studio app
I created this HyperDoc of Publishing Options so students would have some directions or links to inspire ideas.
My goal of creating the publishing center was to have a design lab where students could hang out and meet other creative students and to support the teachers with their curriculum projects.
Every Monday, the library hosts #MakerMonday as a way for students to learn how to use the tools of the publishing center and to have fun and explore! A regular group of students stop by and play with the Spheros, make original buttons, or experiment with the 3D Doodler pen.
I am hoping more and more students will feel free to drop by the publishing center and continue to create impressive projects for class.