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Clara Hearne welcomes hands-on learning center

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Lindsey Goble helps a child with the aid of a tablet. Lindsey Goble helps a child with the aid of a tablet.

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District has created a new space for hands-on learning at Clara Hearne Pre-K Center.

Makerspaces are extensions of the classroom and provide a creative place where students can gather to invent, explore and discover using various tools and materials.  

The room is equipped with several interactive electronic tablets and video boards for learning.

“These Makerspaces are popular in elementary schools,” school system spokesman Les Atkins said. “They allow students to learn words, colors and math skills which enhance critical thinking. It’s really an extension of the classroom.”

A student who struggles learning words might play an interactive digital game in the Makerspace targeting specific reading skills.

Larry Catalano, Claire Hearne director, said, “This technology-rich environment is all about fostering critical thinking, creativity, and student collaboration. The room was created through several combined efforts of the staff, including coming in over the summer, painting the room in inviting and exciting colors, and assembling the room so that we have an inviting environment.”

Belmont Elementary added a Makerspace a few years ago which includes a 3D printer and an introduction to computer coding and robotics.

“We’re already seeing results and that’s what’s important,” Catalano said.

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