SESSION B Speakers 1:15pm EST
The purpose of this university-based institute is to prepare an inspiring environment for those interested, where ideas and new creative projects can emerge thanks to the connection of enthusiasts from different backgrounds, for three various projects: make your city, make your home, and make your own. The talk with focus on make your city project, whose aim is to connect residents with their city while bringing more greenery to the streets. We made adaptive mobile modules to create more places to linger, enjoy new vegetation, and encourage neighbourhood gatherings. Additionally we created sensors and an interactive dashboard to monitor the environment.
As schools are adding makerspaces with digital fabrication equipment at a rapid pace, how are teachers using these innovative technologies with their students to teach classroom content? I will present my dissertation research through the University of Pittsburgh and share my learnings, theory of improvement, and recommendations for authentic integration of this toolset.