Low-Tech Tools

When people think of Making and the Maker Movement, many people think of the expensive tools such as 3D printers.This is not possible in many classrooms, but the not all that, it is about being creative and developing problem solving skills using hands on activities. Even if you do not have access to expensive tools for your classroom, you can still turn it into a makerspace. Low-tech and inexpensive material including recycled material, string, clay, paper, and popsicle sticks can be used for maker projects. Students and teachers can use these materials to explore, play, and learn together. The tools used and equipment available is not important, what is produced and the process it took to get there is what is important. Below are resources that can be used in order to create a makerspace in your classroom that includes inexpensive and available material.