Makerspace

News: Nov 9 - 15

Nov 15, 2019
SDPB

State tourism officials say it’s been a challenging summer for the state’s number two industry.

Education majors at Augustana University have the opportunity to experience cutting-edge classroom tools through Makerspace workshops. 

A second tribe in South Dakota has adopted hate crime protections for LGBT people.

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Breast cancer survivors who’ve undergone mastectomies have a new, crafty option in artificial breasts.

Jackie Hendry

Education majors at Augustana University have the opportunity to experience cutting-edge classroom tools through Makerspace workshops. Robots, iPads and circuit boards help students of any level engage with a variety of subjects in a way that feels like play.

The three Makerspace workshops this semester are financed with the Oliver Innovation Fund through Augustana to encourage creativity throughout the university. Assistant Professor of education Michelle Powers applied for the grant to help future teachers learn to incorporate Makerspace in their classrooms.

New Makerspace Underway In Whiteclay

Jan 29, 2019
Whiteclay Makerspace

 

A former liquor store in Nebraska that’s just walking distance from the Pine Ridge Reservation will get a face lift. Organizers in both states  will create a work space for local artists.

 

The liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska made national news. For years, the four businesses in the tiny town gave residents of the alcohol-free Pine Ridge Reservation easy access to liquor.  More than a year ago, the stores shut down.

Travis Kiefer is the founder of a new makerspace in Aberdeen called CREATE. Kiefer is a South Dakota kid who went on to the Ivy League and Silicon Valley, returned home to invest in the city of Aberdeen and in future ideas and innovations, and imagined a stronger connection between technology and elder care. 

He joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh for a conversation about makerspaces, ingenuity, and the promise of waking up to the tune of birdsong instead of car horns.

A Makerspace In The Middle School

May 26, 2016
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

When you picture a normal middle school, you probably envision kids in rows of desks listening to a teacher drone on and on at the front of the room. But a makerspace is no typical classroom. The concept lets kids master concepts using whatever tools make the most sense for them. While some philosophies come and go, some educators say the makerspace trend is part of a culture – not a buzzword – and teachers say their students can prove it.