Connecting Students to the World Through the Cardboard Challenge
Makerspaces and maker projects can be amazing catalysts for connecting your students with others. The Imagination Foundation’s Global Cardboard Challenge is one of my favorite maker activities to help my students feel connected to the world and see the power of making. Combine that with a Skype call with another school and you create amazing opportunities for global connections.
The Cardboard Challenge has long been a staple activity in our makerspace. In fact, I just wrote about our 2016 challenge in my previous post.
In my AASL Knowledge Quest post, I share about how I setup a Skype call during our challenge so that my students could share their projects and connect to the world. I also used Instagram and Twitter as a platform to share my students projects with the world and to give them an authentic audience.