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Idea Lab!
Nikki Dickson

Idea Lab!

This year Our Lady of Lourdes School underwent a major expansion of its IDEA lab. IDEA is an acronym for Innovate, Design, Explore, and Assemble. The lab was started a few years ago with donated sewing machines, tools, craft supplies and circuitry kits.  Since then the lab has moved into the main school building and expanded the materials available to the students. Thanks to the generosity of the OLL Athletic department, this summer a green screen, Microbits, IPads, drills, scroll saw, and digital sewing machines were purchased along with supplies. One of the junior high parents, Mollie Busam, is offering a woodworking class one day a week during lunch and Flex period. Students are learning the proper use of tools and creating projects. Several students have also enjoyed learning how to use the green screen to create original videos, with plans to have an after school workshop taught by a former student. Our hope is to find more ways to incorporate the IDEA lab in the classroom, so that all students may experience becoming makers.  

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