My goal for the SOMS Library is that it is a place where all children can come to learn and create. A true learning commons!
The SOMS Library is filled with book art, legos, and student created art but does not have a true place where students can create on their own. That is why I so badly want to transform part of the library into a makerspace for my students. I want them to be able to create using 21st century technology like a Makerbot 3D Printer.
Having a 3D printer at SOMS will benefit all the students in the school because they will all get a chance to use this technology. Not only will it be the centerpiece of the newly created makerspace, but it will become a integral part of our STEAM curriculum.
Please consider donating to the SOMS Donors Choose Project to get a 3D Printer in the library. Your donation will impact the over 700 students at SOMS for years to come.
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Elissa Malespina is the Middle School Teacher Librarian in Somerville and a Presenter, Author and much more. The views are my own. Find my full resume above.