This post originally appeared in The Coalition for Science After School’s blog.
Have you noticed a growing excitement around Do-It-Yourself activities, Maker communities and robotics groups in after-school settings? We want to talk to you about it and hear about your experiences, best practices and resources for DIY STEM activities in after-school!
The Coalition for Science After School will host a Twitter chat:
Today, Wednesday, November 14
The topic is DIY STEM activities and the benefits of this type of hands-on learning in out-of-school time. We have invited experts in facilitating Maker and robotics activities, and we hope you join the conversation!
To join the chat and see what others are saying:
1. Go to tweetchat.com and search for the hashtag #DIYandSTEM
2. You do not need a Twitter account to follow the chat, but you do need one to comment or ask questions. If you need to set up a Twitter account you can sign up at http://www.twitter.com. It’s free to join and only takes a minute.
3. To join the discussion, sign into TweetChat using your Twitter account and enter your tweets in the box at the top of the page. TweetChat automatically includes the hashtag for you.
4. Each tweet is limited to 140 characters (including the hashtag #DIYandSTEM) but feel free to use multiple tweets to pose a question or respond to a comment.
The Coalition’s Twitter handle is @sciafterschool. Feel free to submit questions in advance by sending us a message on Twitter.
Looking forward to seeing you on the chat!