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Bennett Day School at the Second Annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire!


Bennett Day School is honored to announce its invitation to participate in the Barnes & Noble second annual Mini Maker Faire on November 5, 2016 at 10am. This fantastic event lineup will give customers the opportunity to “Meet the Makers” by showcasing local Makers, participate in interactive product demonstrations and take part in collaborative hands-on experiences designed to stretch their imaginations and creative thinking as they work cooperatively to make something original. Bennett Day Faculty will be on hand to demonstrate and discuss the use green screen technology and appropriate uses in the classroom as well as in your own home.

This event will feature a tech-educational expo space, where customers of all ages will be able to participate in content-driven sessions where booksellers and Makers will demo some of the leading products in modern technology. Here, you'll be able to experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more. Families with kids of all ages will also have the opportunity to get hands-on experiences around the art of designing, handcrafting and constructing, in the spirit of collaboration, cooperative learning and teamwork. “Making Materials” featured in this portion of the event will include products from some of the leading vendors in science and technology such as littleBits, LEGO®, Magformers, Squigz, Strawbees and Brackitz.

Throughout the Mini Maker Faire, Makers, educators and authors dedicated to changing the way people learn, ideate, design, create, build and embrace the future will visit Barnes & Noble Clybourn to speak about the Maker Movement, present their creations and more. Our very own, Frances Judd, freelance designer/consultant with Playskool Toy Company, Arrow Toys, Hasbro Inc., and KBooM! Games (for the development of the iPad app series “Mrs. Judd’s Games”). Current research/advisory work includes Osmo Coding and new forms of computational literacy in the early years.