Blue Valley Educational Technology Services

Makerspaces provide opportunities for students to discover, explore, create, invent and share. The Ed Tech Team provides technology tools for a makerspace environment. Each building library media specialist can request a Tinker Tub to utilize in their library. If you are a classroom teacher and would like to utilize the tubs, please collaborate with your librarian.

Tinker Tub Overview Handout

Checkout Procedures

Availability of Tubs

 

Create circuits that move and manipulative objects. Tub includes Little Bits and Makey Makey with Legos. Computer with USB port needed. No software required. No apps needed.


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The Osmos includes manipulatives that work along with the iPad. Tub provides four Osmo kits.


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Create a course for the robots and code their movements. Bb-8 Sphero (3) and Sphero (3) are available in the tub.


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Program the robots to maneuver obstacles and paths. Tub includes Wonder Dot and Dash.


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Utilize a variety of tools to learn coding.

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Check out Breakout Edu boxes to utilize with your students. Contact Ellen Jardon for assistance.

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Use 15 View-Master headsets and 15 iPod Touches to access a variety of virtual reality activities. Checkout dates available January 30, 2016.

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Checkout Bloxels, a video game app and creator, using a game board and blocks. Five boards are available in the Bloxels tub.

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Access five Kano Computing Kits in the tub. Students may build the computer and then access coding activities.

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Program the robots to maneuver obstacles and paths. Tub includes Wonder Dot and Dash.

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A variety of robots are accessible in the tub including Edison Robots, Finch Robot and Cubelets.

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Availability of tub

Click here to view the Google Calendar. The tub name is listed after the building name. If you are unsure if the tub is available, contact Becca Munson.