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Jonas Salk students captivated by new “makerspace”

10/19/2016, 8 a.m.
The new “Salk Think Tank” makerspace is open for business. Located in the former computer lab in the Jonas Salk ...
Sarah Harvey and Mila Harries fine tune their “ozobot” during a visit to Jonas Salk Elementary School’s new “makerspace.”

The new “Salk Think Tank” makerspace is open for business.

Located in the former computer lab in the Jonas Salk Elementary School

library, The Think Tank will serve as a gathering place where students can use technology and simple tools to make, produce, create, think and collaborate on a variety of hands-on activities.

“They’re thinking on their own,” said Lisa Arnold, Salk’s Library Media

Center Director, as she watched the first class utilize the Think Tank.

Arnold held a makerspace naming contest among 4th and 5th graders with

Shoshana Chisolm from Jessica Kuczkowski’s 5th grade class coming up with

the winner. As a result, she got to cut the ribbon and her class was the

first to check out the Think Tank.