New this year at the NAIS Annual Conference is an Interactive MakerSpace. This space was really buzzing today as many came through and saw 3D printing for the first time, played the Makey Makey piano with their feet, explored many of the wonderful student generated projects created by students from The Meadowbook School of Weston MA. There are also 11 posters representing different school’s approaches to making and maker spaces as well as an additional 15 schools currently posted in the Online Gallery of Independent School MakerSpaces. If you have not been there yet, you must go! It is in the Exhibit Hall next to the NAIS Bookstore. We hope to see you there tomorrow.
Again, a huge thanks to Jonathan Schmid, Chris Lindsay, Nathan Tanaka, Mike Scafati, and Rachel Shuler from the Meadowbrook School for their help in the space. Here are a few images from today. If you missed it, you must get there tomorrow. What a wonderful resource for starting a program at your school.