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Gifted Enrichment opportunity at HPL brings technology to life

On November 23, select students from grades 4-8 were invited to experience a gifted enrichment opportunity at the Hamilton Public Library-Central Branch on MakerSpace 4.0.  

The students, from schools throughout the system, spent the morning immersed in technology, learning about Augmentative Reality, 3D printing, Photoshop, electric circuitry, and programming.  

In the afternoon, the students were introduced to various forms of creative expression, including blackout poetry, journal writing, pointillism, and the art of Andy Warhol.

“Students were enthralled by their ability to use all these tools to create anything they wanted,” said Behaviour Resource Teacher Antonia Del Monaco. “It was a fast-paced day and every child wanted to stay longer.” 

When asked their favourite activity, the students were hard pressed to choose just one.

“This is a testament to the creativity inside each child when given the opportunity to access services in our community,” added Del Monaco. 

Students will be able to access MakerSpace at their local library free of charge.





A volcano spewing lava/gas using augmentative reality App
A volcano spewing lava/gas using augmentative reality App "Quiver"

First, he coloured the image; then, he brought it to life using Augmentative Reality
First, he coloured the image; then, he brought it to life using Augmentative Reality

Can you spot the fox?  Photoshop makes it happen!
Can you spot the fox? Photoshop makes it happen!

Artists busily at work on their
Artists busily at work on their "Warhols"

3D printing and troubleshooting exercises
3D printing and troubleshooting exercises

"Little Bits" electronic circuitry can create almost anything imaginable