Salvation Army Social Lab 2021

Maker on Zoom?

Due to the Covid, we can only spend the time at home. Have you ever thought of taking this boring time as a Maker? Previously our Maker Education usually happens offline, requiring students to come to MakerBay in person to learn the use of different skills and the method to design. Ever since Covid started, we are trying to put Maker Education online. Advocating Maker in a different way. We hope everyone could have fun as being a Maker in this period of time, even make an impact for the Covid. 

In Jan 2022, we collaborated on an online 3D printing workshop with The Salvation Army Yaumatei Integrated Service for Young People.  15 participants are coming from the same program – Social Lab, a program to drive social innovation. Those students wanted to make a product that could help their community. Within just two hours, we shared the background of 3D printing and the concept of 3D. We also practice the use of 3D drawing software and 3D printers with students. This is a very tight class. Compared with teaching in person, in online class we have to worry about their understanding of the tools even more. Luckily we aren’t quite worried for this time. Because their responses are good, they are willing to ask endless questions if they have any problems.

Very grateful to collaborate in this activity with The Salvation Army Yaumatei Integrated Service for Young People. More online Maker courses are coming up in 2022. Stay tuned!

Our first gift in Tight Year is that we met with the Social Worker team from Yau Ma Tei Integrated Service for Young People. They have started a Social Lab program since last year. Let’s have a look on the program product first!

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.