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This curation is started from my SLIS761 class - so thank you to Heather Moorefield-Lang for the resources!

Cindy Crushes Programming: Three Make and Take Programs for Teens, by teen librarian Cindy Shutts - Teen Librarian Toolbox. Today Teen Librarian extraordinaire Cindy Shutts has three fun make and take program ideas that would be fun for tweens and teens.

Cindy Crushes Programming: Three Make and Take Programs for Teens, by teen librarian Cindy Shutts - Teen Librarian Toolbox

Shrinky Dinks This is a classic craft. I used to do them all the time pre pandemic but now I realize it is an easy take and make. I am doing fandom Shrinky Dinks. I am including different coloring pages they can trace to make their image. Supplies: Shrinky Art Paper KitSharpiesColoring pagesToaster oven or ovenOven MittScissorsOptional: hole punch. Christmas Light-up Cards w/ Paper Circuits. We sell a complete paper circuit starter kit that contains the parts needed for 10 projects or students.

Christmas Light-up Cards w/ Paper Circuits

Use the button below to buy the kit or project book. The first thing you need to do is download the project template ZIP file and then print them out. Makerspace. My MakerSpace Journey at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (OH) (School Library Journal article, February 2016) 1 Year Later, What I’ve Learned Previous library locations My Original Mobile MakerspaceMy Updated Mobile Makerspace Getting Started, Research and Proposals MakerSpace: The Proposal Stage.


Worlds of Learning - The World is Your Platform. The Value of Guided Projects in Makerspaces. How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke. Everyone’s Favorite Excuse.

How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke

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.

Makerspace Resources

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 World is Your Platform. 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. 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 Open Shop. - Coworking, Collaboration, Technology - Augusta Georgia. Maker club 1. HowtoMakeaMakerspace. Makerspace infographic v2. How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke. Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. 6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace. The Maker movement continues to gain momentum.

6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace

At this year's White House Science Fair, President Obama invited Super-Awesome Sylvia from Auburn, California to exhibit her water color robot as a representative of the Maker community. At the same event, the Corporation for National Service announced its commitment to place Americorps VISTAs in Maker movement organizations across the country. Maker Ed is placing those Maker VISTAs in makerspaces to help build their capacity for engaging low-income students as makers.

In this spirit, we are starting to see more and more makerspaces springing up in schools across the country. If you are a teacher experimenting with making projects in your classroom, here are some successful fundraising strategies we've seen educators use to fund a makerspace for their school community. School Libraries, Librarians and Engineering.

Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Hsmakerspacetoolsmaterials 201204. Library as Incubator Project. (Rethinking) Makerspaces. Kids have always made in my library.

(Rethinking) Makerspaces

We encouraged digital and visual and dramatic and rhetorical creativity before, during, and after school. But for a while, I’ve questioned the value of using already heavily used real estate to randomly carve out space for a 3D printer, electronics stations and sewing machines. I had my doubts about the makerspace movement in school libraries. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to chat with Amos Blanton, project manager of the Scratch online community, and a member of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT Media Lab.

The Unquiet Librarian. Expect the Miraculous. The Daring Librarian. Library Resource Without Walls. Home. Mighty Little Librarian. The Lively Librarians - MakerSpaces. The library of the future. Makerspaces in Libraries. The Stewart Library Makerspace. Makerspace at Michael Wallace Elementary School. The Makerspace At Lee Elementary. Makerspaces: Re-imagining Our Libraries. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Idea Box Makerspace. Makerspaces. Situating Makerspaces in Schools - Hybrid Pedagogy.

Makerspace Playbook Feb 2013. The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption. Maker spaces in libraries are the latest step in the evolving debate over what public libraries’ core mission is or should be.

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption

From collecting in an era of scarce resources to curation in an era of overabundant ones, some libraries are moving to incorporate cocreation: providing the tools to help patrons produce their own works of art or information and sometimes also collecting the results to share with other members of the ­community. Maker spaces promote learning through play; have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering; and encourage women and under­represented minorities to seek careers in those fields. They also tie in to the growing trend of indie artists in every medium—including books—who are bypassing traditional gatekeepers, taking advantage of new tools to produce professionally polished products, and going direct to the web to seek an audience.

Libraries around the United States offer tools for patrons to learn by doingBy Lauren Britton. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. "There were more than 135 million adult makers, more than half of the total adult population in America, in 2015. " What is a makerspace? You’ve no doubt been hearing that word more than a few times over the past several years. Makerspaces, also called hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are collaborative spaces where people gather to get creative with DIY projects, invent new ones, and share ideas.

Since the first official makerspace convened six years ago in a library in upstate New York, libraries have remained an ideal setting for makerspace events across the country. Many offer community resources like 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, and more. There were more than 135 million adult makers, more than half of the total adult population in America, in 2015. Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries. Since I first started my Makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School in January 2014, I have received a lot of positive feedback. I’ve given talks, presented at conferences, and shared about our experiences through my blog and through social media. Some of the questions I am most frequently asked are: Why should makerspaces be in the library?

Why not just convert a classroom into a STEM lab? Designing a School Makerspace. Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Therefore, it must be designed to accommodate a wide range of activities, tools and materials. Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch.

With the National Week of Making behind us, you might be ready to start a makerspace in your school -- but not know where to start. Will purchasing a costly 3D printer and the latest robotics kit ensure learning and maker success? What are some steps to starting a successful makerspace from scratch? Step 1: Immerse Yourself in Maker Education. School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources. Makerspaces in the Media Center. For most people when they hear the words location, location, location they think real estate. I think of school library media centers. In almost all schools the media center occupies the largest amount of real estate on the campus. School Librarians Push for More 'Maker Spaces' Creating School Library Makerspaces. While there is no clear, single definition to the term makerspaces (Burke, 2013; Fontichiaro, as cited in Bell, 2015), there are commonalities existing in terms of features, functions, goals and activities that makerspaces provide.

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space. Maker station at the ISTE Librarians Digital Age Playground at the 2015 ISTE conference in Philadelphia.