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This collection has websites and articles focusing on creating makerspaces in the library or portable makerspaces and their importance.

Renovated Learning. SparkTruck. Maker Lab Harold Washington Library Center. Contact Us Hours Monday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Wednesday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Thursday: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Maker Lab Harold Washington Library Center

Equipment Digital design software3D printers with build areas of 11"x6"x6" and 4.7"x4.7"x4.7"Laser cutters with a 20"x12" bedElectronic cutters Using the Maker Lab. Detroit Public Library. The HYPE Teen Center is a place where the passions of young adults are inspired through the spirit of invention, creativity, learning, and do-it-yourself (DIY) culture.

Detroit Public Library

The HYPE Makerspace within the HYPE Teen Center was created through a generous grant from the Cognizant – Making the Future initiative in April of 2012. Young adults work in groups with expert instructors during our weekly workshops. Once teens learn the basics of various skills, they are then allowed to go beyond the set curriculum and create new inventions and art of the teens’ vision.

Detroit has always been home to inventors and visionaries, and the HYPE Teen Center serves to nurture the next generation of great Detroiters. The Hackerspace Movement: Mitch Altman at TEDxBrussels. Makerspace: Make Community. Why the 'Maker Movement' is Popular in Schools.

The maker movement is a global, DIY movement of people who take charge of their lives, solve their own problems and share how they solved them.

Why the 'Maker Movement' is Popular in Schools

And it's growing in schools that are searching for more authentic learning experiences for their students. Since the beginning of time, people have made things to solve problems and otherwise improve their quality of life. But previously, the amount of exposure individual projects received was limited. Now the Internet has driven projects into the limelight. "These things that used to be isolated are now shared widely," said Sylvia Libow Martinez, president of nonprofit education technology organization Generation YES and co-author of the book Invent to Learn. A Thematic Approach to Planning Your Maker Space. When schools talk about the Maker Movement and creating maker spaces, they often focus their initial thinking on purchasing the tools and materials.

A Thematic Approach to Planning Your Maker Space

This resource-driven approach can create a buzz in your school for some time; however, that excitement will inevitably fade. While resources are an important part of any maker space, taking a thematic planning approach is much more effective. No two maker spaces are alike or should be alike. Developing appropriate and relevant themes for your space will ensure that your maker space is unique to the needs, wants, and interests of your students, and unique to your school community as well. Setting Up Your Own MakerSpace. Lewis and Clark's MakerSpace Adventure!

Setting Up Your Own MakerSpace

As told by Angela Rosheim, Teacher-Librarian My Blog: Lewis and Clark Learns Visit my blog to get a glimpse into our library. Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery. About this webmix : No description MAKE | DIY projects, how-tos..

Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery

Maker Education Initiative |.. Cardboard Automata | The Tin.. Makerspace Educational Library Ideas. Maker & DIY Programs. Maker enthusiasts: anyone can edit this page.

Maker & DIY Programs

Please share your resources here! You may also be interested in our STEM Resources page and our Teen Programming Guidelines from YALSA (.pdf) Activities[edit] Do Now (weekly activity for teens to do via social media from KQEDMaker Party (hosted by the Mozilla Foundation)6 Second Science Fair (create a Vine video showing off your science project & use the hashtag #6secondscienceWeek of Making, June 17 - 23, 2016 (sponsored by the White House) Resources[edit] How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke. Everyone’s Favorite Excuse I’ve had the honor and privilege of sharing with hundreds of librarians and educators about our makerspace.

How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke

Unfortunately, I see many educators hold back on starting a makerspace because of funds. I’m always hearing excuses like: “I’d love to do (insert cool Maker activity) at my school, but we don’t have a budget for that.” “We can’t really afford a 3D printer right now.” Librarians on the Fly: Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library. Makerspaces in Your Library When I entered Fields Elementary Library, it was traditional in every way.

Librarians on the Fly: Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library

Slowly, I have worked to make it a learning space, one where I can share technology and create a community of shared learning. Gone are the days that the library is just a place to check in and check out books. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Maker Education Initiative – Every Child a Maker. MakerSpace: The Online Community for Makers. (Rethinking) Makerspaces.

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries – The Unquiet Librarian. The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library’s FabLab.

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries – The Unquiet Librarian

As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspaces the first few months of this year, I decided that learning more about this concept and exploring how I might apply the elements of makerspaces to my library program would be a personal learning project for the summer. So what is a makerspace? Makerspace defines it as: Modeled after hackerspaces, a makerspace is a place where young people have an opportunity to explore their own interests, learn to use tools and materials, and develop creative projects.

Librarian in the Cloud. Maker Faire KC 2012 Slideshow from Northeast Kansas Library System on Vimeo. Maker spaces (or hacker spaces), maker programs, maker collections, maker events, and maker faires are beginning to become more widely acknowledged. I had heard about them many times, at DML 2012 in San Francisco (where I learned about Pittsburgh, PA’s MAKE SHOP at the Children’s Museum), in articles about libraries embracing this maker culture, including Fayetteville Free Library’s Fab Lab, and in conversations at work and with colleagues. Lifehacker has been a go-to resource for years!

I somewhat grasped the Maker movement’s possible potential upon libraries, but until a co-worker, her son, and I attended the Kansas City Maker Faire 2012 at Union Station, I didn’t completely “get it.” Now I do. 27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - The 2nd Edition is now filled with 250+ MakerEd & Makerspace Resources Download the ebook here This latest edition is a collection of over 250+ resources to help you with your makerspace and maker education program. This ebook will be revised quarterly in order to add the latest resources available and to make sure all links are active.

The latest revised edition will be sent out automatically to everyone who is currently subscribed. Makerspace Playbook Feb 2013. How to Build an Epic LEGO Wall. Create, Collaborate, Innovate. What are great tools for a makerspace? What materials should I get? I get asked these questions a lot. I can’t answer that for you because I do not know the culture of your school. Get your students and staff involved and ask them what they want to create.

Ask your students and staff what materials they would want in your makerspace.