Friday, November 18, 2016

New Winter Books

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We just got in a bunch of new books. To view the complete list click here. It's a resource list titled, "New Winter Books 2016-2017."

Friday, November 4, 2016

Campaign Buttons

Students use the button maker in Mepham's MakerSpace
Every semester the students in Participation in Government run a campaign for President. Broken down into teams of 4-5 students, they learn about the topics facing our nation including national debt, education, social policy, foreign policy, and so much more. They debate these topics in round table discussions, town hall meetings, and debate-style forums. In years past, students have been required to make a campaign commercial and posters/flyers. This year students had the opportunity to create their very own button, which is a time-honored tradition in campaigning. The students created these buttons with a button maker in Mepham's MakerSpace during class time. This is our way of demonstrating that making can take part in learning, not a part from learning. Go pirates and may the best candidate win!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

Barnes & Noble is hosting a special event called the "Mini Maker Faire: Make Workspace" on Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016 from 12-5 pm on both days.

"Immerse yourself in the process of ideating, creating & constructing with a vast array of materials ideally suited for making anything possible... Experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding and programming with demonstrations from Bloxels, sphero SPRK, Air Hogs Connect, VEX Robotics, XYZprinting and more."

Mepham's Makers will have a booth there and our station will focus on button-making. We will also be there promoting our TEDxWCMephamHigh event, which is coming up so soon! Join us!