ONE OF THE MOST ENDEARING memories I have on my third level campus came through the eyes of my 6yo son (in the photo) who remembers fondly how he won a rocket race during a Maker Meet. Today, Chris Reina from MakerMeet.ie visits the Clonmel Digital Campus to share how he has evolved his making and sharing from evening events into day-long classroom activities.
Chris will open with a 20 minute interview with Claire Bentley that forms the basis of a Congversation and then he will show several hands-on samples of his Maker Meet philosophy in action. Prior to his visit, a group of digital animators researched the work of Chris Reina online and they produced the following Office Sway.
You can catch up with a podcast featuring Chris Reina and the Maker Movement by subscribing to Congversations with your favourite podcatcher.
A short video clip about Chris Reina's enthusiasm about practical skills, Maker Meets in Ireland, and a hands-on project about the geodesic dome will be produced by students who participated in the two hour creative session today on the Clonmel Digital Campus.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business on the Clonmel Digital Campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology. Every spring, he helps organise the annual ICT in Education Conference in County Tipperary.]