Solutions – Maker

Maker Solution

Makerspace: Imagination and Exploration through Open-Ended Activities

Supplement individual core subjects with our makerspace playbook, project-based learnings to solidify lessons introduced in the traditional core curriculum. Whether you run a 5th Grade Makerspace classroom or are looking for open-ended computational thinking activities for your 8th Grade Science class on Fridays, your students will have the opportunity to creatively problem solve.

  • Maker Overview
  • Two Coding Options
  • Lesson Plans and Support
  • Hardware Included

Empower students to create and learn with our makerspace playbook.

The Maker Specialty course  from SAM Labs allows K-8 educators to support their students with activity-based learning, exploring, and prototyping. With built-in differentiation by experience level, this makerspace course is designed for shorter, activity-driven instruction.

Each activity draws from basic, everyday resources, as well as more sophisticated components like physical computing and apps. Free makerspace lesson activities get teachers, parents, and students started, while project cards stimulate ideas and help students develop an inventors’ mindset by tackling new challenges through the world of coding and STEAM.

The simplest interface for learning to code.

You will receive a 1-year subscription to web-based coding for beginners learning platform SAM Studio—to build confidence in young coders with the opportunity to make advancements and build in programming complexity. This includes 2 coding platforms, SAM Space (flow-based coding) and SAM Blockly (block-based coding).

Teach through creation with confidence.

With built-in differentiation by experience level, this course is designed for shorter, activity-driven instruction. Whether you’re just starting a makerspace or have an established makerspace classroom, Maker Solution is the right choice for your students!

The Maker Solution from SAM Labs features 35 hours of standards-in-mind makerspace activities (in the form of 75+ task maker task cards). These task cards allow students to connect STEAM and Coding with real-world situations.

You also receive certified educator onboarding and ongoing personalized support to ensure smooth makerspace implementation and adoption.

Bring a world of coding and creating to your classroom.

This Maker Solution is designed to support up to 40 students with activity-based learning, exploring, and prototyping Bluetooth connected blocks are easy to charge.

Maker Specialty Course Bundles include: 4 Makerspace Kits + 2 Charging Stations + Tiered Yearly Subscription to SAM Studio

What's in the kit?

  • 2 x Button
  • 2 x RGB Light
  • 1 x Proximity Sensor
  • 1 x Heat Sensor
  • 1 x Buzzer
  • 1 x Tilt Sensor
  • 1 x Light Sensor
  • 1 x Pressure Sensor
  • 2 x Slider
  • 4 x DC Motor
  • 1 x Servo Motor
  • 4 x Wheel
  • 2 x SAM Controller
  • 2 x SAM Car Chassis
  • 2 x Roller Ball
  • 6 x LEGO Gear Attachment
  • 4 x Large LEGO Holder
  • 10 x Small LEGO Holder
  • 2 x 5in1 USB Charging Cable

Sample Makerspace Projects

Giving educators everything they need to turn students from kindergarten through elementary and middle school into makers.

Sarah Gerhardt

"The first time is going to be messy, but it’s always messy the first time. Each time will get better and your students will LOVE IT."

Sarah Gerhardt

Shorewood Elementary School

Kristen Albright

“When we have the SAM Labs blocks out, there’s very little for us to do in terms of behavioral management as they’re just engaged - they love it.”

Kristen Albright

Radio Park Elementary School

David Gardner

“I love the spirit of collaboration that SAM Labs fosters with my students.”

David Gardner

Spring Creek Elementary School

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Three pricing options to choose from:

Maker Classroom Solution

$1,820
Includes 1 year subscription to SAM Studio. Additional kits may be purchased at a discounted price.

Features

  • 4 Maker Classroom Kits
  • 1 Teacher, 35 Students access to SAM Studio Coding Platform
  • Single-Sign On
  • Unlimited Project Saving + Sharing
  • Full Access to All Lessons through the
    Content Hub
  • Interactive Nearpod Lessons
  • Formative Assessments + Rubric Packs
  • 1 Hour Onboarding + Weekly Office Hours
Purchase
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Maker School Solution

$2,280
Includes 1 year subscription to SAM Studio. Additional kits may be purchased at a discounted price.

Features

  • 4 Maker Classroom Kits
  • Unlimited Teachers, Unlimited Student access to SAM Studio Coding Platform
  • Single-Sign On
  • Unlimited Project Saving + Sharing
  • Full Access to All Lessons through the Content Hub
  • Interactive Nearpod Lessons
  • Formative Assessments + Rubric Packs
  • Exciting 1 Hour Onboarding + Weekly Office Hours
Purchase

Maker District Solution

$0,000
Includes 1 year subscription to SAM Studio. Additional kits may be purchased at a discounted price.

Features

  • 4 Maker Classroom Kits
  • 1 Teacher, 35 Students access to SAM Studio Coding Platform
  • Single-Sign On
  • Unlimited Project Saving + Sharing
  • Full Access to All Lessons through the
    Content Hub
  • Interactive Nearpod Lessons
  • Formative Assessments + Rubric Packs
  • 1 Hour Onboarding + Weekly Office Hours
Purchase

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