English Landing received a $2000 grant from Target in the fall of 2014. We used the grant to purchase creation materials: Legos, K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, and consumable creative materials. All students in the school have an opportunity to spend time creating and collaborating. 

In December, 2014, we received a $500 grant from the Brandon McPherson Memorial Foundation. So far, we have purchased 2 Osmos, 2 MakeyMakeys, and 1 Sphero for students to use to create. In January, 2015, English Landing received an additional $1000 grant from Target and a $200 grant from the Greater Kansas City MSTA Chapter. 

In the fall of 2015 we received a $3,000 donation from a community partner of the Park Hill School District. This funding was used to create a fully functioning robotics program for our second grade students. The robotics include, Sphero, Dot and Dash, Ozobots, and Lego We Do. Thank you!

This fall, we received an additional 4 Makey Makey, 2 Snap Circuits, 4 iPad Airs, and 2 Little Bits STEAM sets. Thank you!  We are also beginning a Take Apart location in the media center. We welcome any donations of mechanical items that no longer work. We would love to take them apart, and figure out how they all work!  

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Makerspace WebsiteS

Makey Makey
Quick Start Guide 
Makey Makey Gallery

Build With Chrome: Create and design 3D Lego creations. 

Code Monster: Starting site for students wanting to learn code.
Little Alchemy: Create real and imaginary objects by mixing different elements.

PowToon: Create visual presentations that include sounds and images.

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Weebly: Create your own website. 
Collage: Create photo collages of uploaded photos.
Voki: Create talking avatars.
Be Funky: Cartoonize photos with various colors, designs and images. 

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Blabberize: Create a talking photo. Upload a photo of you--or something else--then add sound. You can share with others via email. 

Turtle Art - Learn to create code with Turtle Art
Turtle Art Tutorial is a good starting site for coding. There are videos and courses on the site. 

BotLogic: Create your own code to get the robot to their location.
Grades K-2

CanvasDraw - This Google App allows you to create and share online drawings.

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Sketchpad - Another Google App that allows you to create drawings. This is an easy-to-use app.

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Origami Player - Get a square piece of paper, follow the directions, and create your own piece of origami art. 

Bitstrips - Create an avatar to add meaning to your projects.

Slides - Use this app for lots of new and improved Power Point slides. Just make sure that you give Slide Carnival credit in your presentation.

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Lego Spinner - Want to try to make your own Lego Fidget Spinner?  Click here!