2017 March Break Maker Camp
The 2017 March Break Maker Camp at the Faculty of Education at UOIT was an incredible success! Campers entered the Steam 3D Maker Lab with an enthusiasm and sense excitement about using Makerspace technologies that persisted steadily throughout the week. The camp started off with campers being shown an array of programs and technologies that centered around STE(A)M concepts such as; Scratch (Jr. and 2.0), Lightbot, Ozobot, Beebot/Bluebot, Green Screen, Google Sketchup and Bloxels just to name a few. Campers were given the opportunity to engage with as many technologies as they saw fit before gravitating to the ones that they enjoyed the most. The goal for the week was to create either a story or project that held significance to each individual camper. Using the programs/technologies that they engaged with, campers were able to enhance their final projects by making them as interactive and deep-rooted in various learning concepts as possible. The grit and perseverance that each camper displayed while creating, making and problem solving was great to see. Right from the get-go it was clear that this group of campers supported and encouraged one another in all situations. Seeing campers help each other when they were experiencing difficulty with something was wonderful! Watching the camper’s creations, final projects and stories come to life using various technologies was truly a treat. On the very last day of camp, the camper’s families were invited in to see what their children/siblings had been working on throughout the week. The families were amazed by what the campers had created, asking questions and inquiring more about, “how did you do this?!”. A huge thank you goes out to all of our campers, staff and volunteers for making this March Break one for the books! We are already looking forward to the 2018 March Break Maker Camp.
We are pleased to announce the return of our STEAM3D lab’s March Break Maker Camp. The camp will run from Monday March 13th – Friday March 17th, 2017 (9AM – 3PM).
We are offering the camp to students aged 8 – 13 and will focus on math, art, literacy, coding and making out of the STEAM3D Lab (located within the UOIT Faculty of Education building, 4th floor).
For more information, please refer to the brochure below — either by clicking on the images to enlarge or click the link below for the complete package.
Below you can find the registration form that should be completed and returned: UOIT_Camp Registration Form_2017
We are happy to announce our STEAM3D lab’s first March Break Maker Camp. The camp will run from March 14th – March 18th, 2016 (9AM – 3PM).
We are offering the camp to students in grades 5 – 8 and we are focusing on math, art, literacy, coding and making out of our STEAM3D Lab (located at the UOIT Faculty of Education building, 4th floor).
For more information, see the information package below — either click on the images to enlarge or click the link below for the complete package.
We had a successful March Break camp here in the lab where sixteen boys and girls, ranging from grades 4 – 8, attended all five days of the camp. Below is a video edited by guest presenter, Iain Brodie, using student-generated footage collected over the course of the week. Participants were given GoPros and iPads and encouraged to document their learning and creation processes and to reflect on the challenges and successes they encountered. This was done in order to encourage the develop of their meta-cognitive, growth-mindset and problem-solving skills — all important skills in a makerspace and productions-pedagogy based environment.