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Makerspace Resources. All the Makerspace resources you could hope for (and more) I first started learning about the Maker Movement in education and makerspaces in late 2013. Since then, I’ve been using this page to compile and curate some of the best articles, videos, blogs, books and other resources that have helped me along the way. My hope is that you will consider this a go-to resource as you progress along your own Maker journey. No matter whether you’re just getting started with makerspaces or are looking to grow your program, there’s something here for you.

What is the Maker Movement? The Maker Movement has been around for a lot longer than many of us realize. Making Room for Informal Learning. The maker movement and makerspaces have swept the country and grown in numbers in libraries in recent years, as communities and libraries work to support science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics education by offering spaces and equipment where users can learn as they create. American Libraries spoke to representatives from three library makerspaces—Megan Danak, principal librarian at Tampa–Hillsborough County (Fla.) Public Library System’s The Hive; Sarah Winchowky, project coordinator at the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Maker Jawn; and In­nisfil (Ont.)

Public Library’s Aaron DeVries, ideaLAB manager, and Susan Downs, CEO—about their maker­spaces, the lessons they’ve learned about facilitating making in the library, and what they can see about the future of the maker movement and makerspaces as a more widely expected part of library service. Each of your libraries has a unique brand for its maker­space. DEVRIES: We put a new name—ideaLAB—and logo on the building. Makey Makey Fun. MaKey Madness Hey Guys, Hope you are all having a great year....wow....how fast is it going! Happy Chinese New Year to all our China Suppliers and just a heads up that items coming out of China will be delayed till after the 26th. We have some great new products and some old ones we need to shift (quite literally as this giant box is blocking our hallway). We have stacks of the Deluxe MaKey MaKey kit in stock right now and we have knocked 10% off the price!

- These are a fantastic tool for getting started in electronics. Using the MaKey MaKey you can make anything into a keyboard key (get it?) We have some exciting new products too! Encyclopedia of Electronic Components: Volume 2 - Want to know how to use an electronic component? Zumo Robot Kit for Arduino, v1.2 (No Motors) - This kit contains most of the parts you need to build an Arduino-controlled Zumo robot. And lots more! Take care, Maddy. Make Your Own Makerspace - Ideas & Inspiration from Demco. Carson Block Carson Block has led, managed and supported library technology efforts for more than 17 years. He has been called "a geek who speaks English" and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries.

As a consultant, Carson is often brought in to help solve complex institutional issues and align the library's public service mission with its technology efforts to serve staff and patrons' needs. Checkio | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community. Share: Website: checkio.orgDescription: A superb online game which takes learners through coding activities with Python.

Complete the tasks to gain points to move to the next area. More suitable for older students.Category: Digital & Web Tools > Computer Game Builders & Programming Other Links in This Section. Welcome :: CheckiO. Google for Education: Connecting K-12 Educators to Computer Science Education through Search. Posted by Cameron L. Fadjo, Computer Science Custom Search Project Lead Computer Science (CS) is quickly becoming a key component of student learning. From engaging projects and after school programs to robust online educational programs and extensible programming languages, there are a wide range of online resources and materials that make learning how to code even more accessible. As all these new and exciting online CS programs and tools continue to become available, however, finding and exploring new resources can be challenging. To help address this challenge, we created Computer Science (CS) Custom Search, a search engine that has been customized with over 550 different CS websites to connect you to CS education-related resources.

To help support users with different levels of experience with CS, there are example search terms to provide you with some context for your initial search. Research shows that educators significantly impact how students perceive and experience CS. Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.

How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade. Is each student fully engaged? Photo credit: Lisa Yokana As part of a recent project in my school's senior-level public policy class, students crafted scale models of Lower Manhattan in preparation for a disaster simulation.

Students created a scale model of Lower Manhattan in City 2.0 at Scarsdale High School. Part 2: Understanding Habits of Mind What was difficult? Part 3: Product. How learning to code might improve writing skills - ICT and Computing in Education - Look, I'd like to point out straight away that I'm not a pedant. I'm happy to blithely split infinitives whenever the opportunity presents itself. I avoid the avoidance of ending a sentence with a preposition because, as Sir Winston Churchill said, "that is the kind of English up with which I will not put".

And as for not starting sentences with a conjunction, I don't see what the problem is as long as it all reads nicely. However, one thing I do insist upon is that people say what they mean, even if they don't mean what they say. When I am left in doubt as to what the writer is actually saying, I think there's been a failure in communications, and not necessarily on my part. Take a sentence like "Being a lover of good food, the meal was excellent.

" Here's another example, which I saw in a station: Sign seen in a station. It conjures up a comical and unintended image, but again, we can work out what the writer was trying to say. Have a plan Be explicit Be economical Be purposeful Conclusion. ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning. The Maker movement is poised to transform learning in our schools. To counteract educational standards, testing and uniformity, this fresh approach emphasizes creation and creativity -- products and processes born from tinkering, playing, experimenting, expressing, iterating and collaborating -- and exploits new digital tools to make, share and learn across space and time, do-it-yourself (DIY) style. Museums, libraries, community centers and after-school programs have designed physical and virtual "makerspaces" to host communities of supportive peers and mentors invested in creating everything from nail polish design and webpages to jewelry and robots . . . and now, even school curriculum.

Inventing Production-Centered Schools Makers, using grounded research on how students learn outside of class, are rethinking schools. Rethinking Your Classroom Like you, students need to find nurturing places in real life and on the web to geek out with others who share their passion. Maker Resources. Green Screen Photo Station at our Fall Festival. This evening was the “Fall Festival” at the elementary school where I teach STEM in Yukon, Oklahoma, sponsored by our PTA. This is a big fundraiser for us, and I think may be our biggest money-making opportunity of the year. This year I agreed to organize and run a “Green Screen photo booth.”

Students and parents could come by and choose a fun background for a whimsical picture, and dress up (optionally) with a variety of hats and other accessories if desired. This turned out to be a big hit, I had non-stop customers tonight from 6 to 8 pm throughout the entire event! I downloaded a variety of photos to use as background images from MorgueFile, and also included some MinecraftEDU screenshots my students have been using in Maker Studio.

In all, I ended up taking 128 photos of festival attendees. All the photos are available in a free album on Walgreeen’s photo website, which I setup in advance. Everything went very well overall in our “green screen photo booth.” The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future. "Knowledge is a consequence of experience. " -- Piaget Many teachers know that children learn best by doing. Champions of project-based learning have decades of research to support this, including Edutopia’s own compendium. In recent years, the Maker movement has generated a new following in education with many teachers adding interesting new tools and materials like robots, 3D printing, e-textiles, and more. The idea that interesting materials and opportunities for students to work independently on in-depth projects dovetails nicely into what we know about creating optimal learning environments for children.

Should we worry that making in the classroom is just the new-new thing, soon to be replaced by some other newer new-new thing? Should we worry that lots of schools will run out and buy 3D printers without thinking about what they will do with them? Yes, I think we should worry, but not give up! I also think that "making" shouldn't be just making anything.

Meaningful Learning. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Lessons | Hackety Hack! - Maker Space In Education Series: 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making. 1 Comment August 3, 2014 By: Michael Gorman Aug 3 Written by: 8/3/2014 1:30 PM ShareThis It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long encourage Making in the classroom. Take a moment to contemplate what it would be like if every school had a Maker Space and it was part of the school curriculum. As you are probably already aware, there is a growing Maker Movement across the nation. The idea behind the Makers Movement includes allowing people to imagine, envision, create, innovate, play, formatively learn, experiment, collaborate, share, and most of all dream of possibilities. It is encouraging to see that Education Maker Spaces are making space in numerous schools including elementary, middle, and high school.

I started this post out with dreams and imagination of what can be. I invite you to continue to follow this series as I learn and share more about the Maker Movement and education. Design Minds. SALIN | South Australian Library and Information Network. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Teens @ Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has created an extensive collection of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subject and career educational resources that are available throughout the library system. These items are intended to inspire and engage students in middle and high school in these subjects with the intent of promoting future careers in these fields.

The collections represent a wide variety of interests and include print and DVD materials. This site is intended to provide information for general information, homework support, assistance with science fair projects, and to locate career and job-related resources. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's STEM initiative is made possible through a seed grant from J.B. Finley Charitable Trust and Elizabeth Shiras Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee and through the support of Alcoa Foundation and Anne L. and George H. Makerspaces in Libraries - Libraries & Maker Culture: A Resource Guide. The Maker Library Network. Library as Incubator Project | MakerSpaces - Design 2015 Albemarle County Public Schools. STEMworks Database | Change the Equation.

Welcome to the STEMworks! CTEq is proud to host this database of programs that deepen young people's learning in STEM. STEMworks is critical resource for funders, program developers, and STEM advocates alike. Funders can find programs that maximize the return on their investment. Those who develop STEM learning programs can benchmark their work against successful exemplars. Advocates can point to excellent programs as they make the case for quality. The programs in this database have to clear a high bar.

In October 2013, CTEq identified four Ready-to-Scale STEMworks programs that are prepared to scale widely to new sites across the country. In late spring, STEMworks will announce new application deadlines in late spring. Learn more about STEMworks. Maker Shed: Arduino | Raspberry Pi | 3D Printers | Microcontroller Kits. Maker spaces Archives. Collaborating With. Hendon Semiconductors Since the establishment of the TTC Henley High School has developed a professional relationship and Memorandum of Understanding with Hendon Semiconductors. Staff and Students have participated in guided tours of Hendon Semiconductors world class facilities.

Students have also been given the opportunity of accessing work placement, being able to experience first-hand the operations of the organisation. Concept 2 Creation Henley High School has a Memorandum of Understanding with NAMIG through the “concept2creation” project to provide the school with: project grants, materials for Holden, UAV and SWAT challenges, professional development for teachers, school visits by NAMIG staff and mentors, Industry visits and training for students, C2C projects and resources, access to the Website and online support. ETSA Utilities & SA Power Networks LRD Engineering Manuele Engineers Wennig Designs Western Futures. Manufacturing Makerspaces.

What is a Makerspace? Creativity in the Library. MakerSpace | Westport Library. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries. Crafting New Narratives of Community, Connecting, Creating, and Par... Tinkerers : Maker Culture and Librarians. Hackerspaces and makerspaces: the zen of innovation | Makerspace. Thingiverse - Digital Designs for Physical Objects. The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption.

Chicago Public Library to Open Free Digital Fabrication Maker Space. Sydney’s first Maker Faire @ The Powerhouse - - OzBerryPi - Sydney's Monthly Maker Space (Sydney) Preddy-creating-school-library-e2809cmakerspacee2809d.pdf.