This week I have worked up to project 7, which I am still currently working on. For some reason the 1st button is not working but the other 3 are.
On my own blog post Gerald reminded me of the importance of wording and making sure everything is clear to students. You can't leave any ambiguity.
I love how Josie used the categories like in the Dallas makerspace wiki we read. It seems easier to conceptualize. I thought about doing this after I wrote my blog but decided since I was done to just leave it for now. I can always make it better for the final project. Going back and reading my rules it just seems like so much. I know they are all necessary but I wonder if I created a few categories if it would look more visually appealing to read? This way students might be able to ignore a category if they aren't doing a project that deals with those rules.
Anastasia also had categories for her rules. She only really had one makerspace rule: "students are inventors and creators. They take charge of their own project and make mistakes and learn from them as we go along." All the rest of her rules fell under other categories. I think this is a really good approach because otherwise students just see a lot of reading and will choose not to read it all, if any of it. She will still cover all of the necessary rules but it will just be easier to read.
Jeff also categorized his rules. All 3 categorized their rules differently but it makes the rules easier to read. I now have some good ideas as to how I could change the arrangement of my rules to make them more manageable.