Maker Tools

Here are some of the tools that you can use for maker projects.  Mission Teacher Librarians are trying these too! Where possible, we have included a video tutorial to help you get started.

**Remember:  Ask for teacher and guardian permission before using any application that asks you to create an account.**


“Create 3D figures on iPad. Then print and fold them from paper.”

Genius Hour:

“During genius hour students of all levels are empowered to explore their own passions.”

Global Cardboard Challenge (Imagination Foundation):
“Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade’, the Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation to celebrate child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it.”

 Invent to Learn Resources:
“Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom features hundreds of links to high-quality books, websites, projects, and other resources to help you create a makerspace in any school, no matter your budget.”
The Hour of Code:
“The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.”
PicCollage for Kids: iPad app
“Create collages with photos, stickers, and text  with a mode to disable Web photos.”

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