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Anna ISD Makerspace Fabrication Lab

Great news!! The Makerspace Fabrication Lab is now OPEN for scheduling (Anna ISD Staff and Students Only) to bring your classes down!!

 

  • We have a lot of space to spread out & tools for innovative "making" in the Makerspace FabLab.
  • We will be following the district Covid19 plan and have our own system set up to where it is safe for equipment training and projects to continue.
  • You can also schedule a tour and I’d be happy to show you around.
  • Background: Our 3,744 ft Makerspace Fabrication Lab is unique as we are the only Makerspace Fabrication Lab in a Texas high school that is accessible to ALL public high school students and staff that can integrate into ALL subject areas. We are proud to serve EVERYONE! We even have a plasma cutter down here that was specially designed for Anna ISD.
  • Overview Presentation(slides on 10 second loop): http://bit.ly/AISDMakerspaceOverview
  • What is Maker Education Integration Video(2min58sec long): https://youtu.be/bhSBD5HARac

 

The Makerspace ran by Anna ISD CTE Staff Member, Mrs. Emily Burk.

She serves as the Makerspace Integration Technology Specialist (MITS).

 
 

What's Going on in the Makerspace?

  • Rattan Elementary Principal Todd Frazier came to train on the CNC router today! He designed & made a sign for Sue Evelyn Rattan Elementary School. Great job Mr. Frazier!
  • AP Art teacher Ms. Hite & students learning CNC, ELA teacher Mrs. Bristol & IT Mrs. Underwood learning CAD & 3D printing 101, & another student learning the disc belt sander! Busy day w/A LOT of troubleshooting, problem-solving, & design!
  • Ms. Hite’s AP Art classes have been using Makerspace equipment for their current projects! Here you see a sewn fabric background for a sketch & a scanned hand sketch that was laser engraved!
  • AP Art, GT, & Makerspace Club students have been working hard on their General Lab Safety tests! Congratulations to these 6 of 17 students who have earned 100% on their tests! These students have earned their General Lab Safety Certification & can use the #Makerspace!
  • Excited about our Makerspace programming with session offerings! We will be machining, crafting, & IBC prepping! Some sessions will be student-led!
  • At AMS, students enjoyed a mini-makerspace w/AHS Makerspace equipment in Mrs. Bibb’s advisory class. Some chose to sew, use looms & weaving sticks to begin hats and scarves, draw, some made marble runs & 1 student even created game controllers using Makey-Makey kits!
  • Mrs. Lewis brought her ESOL class down to learn how to make spirit shirts using the Cricut Maker! Great job to these students! While they were here, they all joined the Makerspace Club! Welcome to these new members!
  • Ms. Page brought her classes to the Makerspace for PLTW student made catapults! Clapping hands signClapping hands signClapping hands sign So awesome to see students learning while interacting!
  • Art Teachers received training on the Laser engraver.