ATLE PROVIDES MAKER KITS TO ATA LIBRARY
Alberta Technology Leaders in Education (ATLE), a non-profit group that encourages the use of technology in the K–12 sector has donated maker space kits to the ATA Library. These kits are part of the maker movement that’s been embraced by teachers worldwide and involves learning by creating hands-on projects, often by combining technology like robotics, circuits and coding with crafting supplies like paper, cardboard, glue and tape.
Maker projects are great for engaging students in creative learning that taps into their math and science skills as well as verbal communication, teamwork, collaboration and troubleshooting, said ATLE member Nicole Lakusta, an educational technology facilitator with Parkland School Division.
How can I borrow the material? Library material is loaned by mail with return postage prepaid. The loan period is one month. The catalogue is available for viewing online at library.teachers.ab.ca; reserving requires an online ATA account, which can be set up in a few minutes. Library staff are available by phone at 780-447-9400, ext. 648 (in Edmonton) or 1-800-232-7208 (elsewhere in Alberta), or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.