Mason Makerspace - At the end of the first fall session of maker camp in 2013, we surveyed students to find out what they thought of the experience.
This is what they shared with us: I enjoy how you get along with everybody and you get to show how creative you are. It's were you are creative and show what you like to do. It helps me solve math problems or science things. It also helps me come up with ideas to go into stories and math problems and even play school science things. I love building things with wood and cardboard and paper and bottle caps etc... and now that I was brought into the after school activites, I'm craving to build things even more!
Awesome, epicness, creativity...etc... ohhhh... so many things I could describe it. The Book Fairy-Goddess: Centers in the Library. When I was in the classroom, I used a variety of centers with my students.
Some worked well, some I kept having to tweak, and some just eventually died a natural death! After my first year in the library, I decided to try and introduce some centers in the library as well. After students checked out their books, they could either sit and read or go to a center until it was time to leave.
My original idea was to try and put up a center that focused on different multi-sensory and/or academic skills. First Attempt at Centers 1) Puzzle Center I purchased several puzzles from Ravensburger (200 piece Ocean theme, a 300 piece Safari theme, and a 300 piece Solar System theme). I already had a Scrabble game from my classroom that I used for the library as well. Problems I Encountered: The main problem was the shortness of time. Would I still use it? I don't think I would use the actual Scrabble game as a center, but there are variations of it that would be shorter such as Boggle, Bananagrams, etc.
The Book Fairy-Goddess: Starting a Makerspace in the Library. I have been using centers in the library for several years now and absolutely love them.
They work really well at giving students choices of activities to do after the lesson and checking out new books. Now that I have 50-minute library classes as part of the Special's rotation, this has proven to be beneficial. If you haven't started centers in your own library and you're interested in starting, you can read about my journey here. Over the last year, though, I have begun to read more and more about Makerspaces. MakerClubPlaybook-20111105.pdf. Think[box] Playbook. Infy Foundation USA. Les bibliothèques se transforment en espaces créatifs : quand les usagers deviennent acteurs. Makerspace, Fab lab. 2 termes que nous voyons apparaître dans la littérature professionnelle sans trop savoir ce qui se cache derrière… Fab lab est la contraction du terme anglais fabrication laboratory, traduit de façon littérale par : laboratoire de fabrication, et makerspace par atelier de bricolage.
Ce sont des lieux d’innovation ouverts à tous, dans lesquels les utilisateurs fabriquent des objets à partir d’outils numériques. Ce sont surtout des lieux d’échanges et de partages des savoirs et savoir-faire. Wikimedia Foundation, San Francisco, California Issus du mouvement DIY – Do It Yourself, les fab labs sont apparus aux Etats-Unis au début des années 2000 (le premier fablab a vu le jour au MIT). Une association internationale Fab Lab s’est créée en 2009 pour faciliter et permettre le développement de fab labs, une charte a été rédigée et un wiki a vu le jour (dans lequel vous trouverez une carte mondiale des Fab labs).
Et les bibliothèques françaises me direz-vous ? Thomas Fourmeux. Maker Ed (@MakerEdOrg) posted a photo. Participatory Culture in a Networked Era: A Conversation on Youth, Learning, Commerce, and Politics: Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito, danah boyd: 9780745660714: Amazon.com: Books. NetPublic (@netpublic) posted a photo. TL Blogging Challenge #8 - Professional Read: Invent to Learn. Bringing Web Literacy and Open Source to Libraries. Mozilla believes everyone should have access to web literacy education, and the opportunity to learn critical 21st Century skills.
We also believe in open source principles: free and accessible knowledge and technology that empower individuals and catalyze learning. It’s little surprise, then, that Mozilla holds public libraries in high esteem. They’re hubs of digital inclusion, capable of bringing people online and sparking meaningful opportunity. With libraries increasingly acting as portals to the Web, it’s critical they’re equipped with the proper tools and know-how. Today, we’re excited to announce a new initiative — supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) — to further empower public libraries as digital learning hubs. Mozilla’s web literacy curriculum in action Supported by a $808K grant from the IMLS, the program will provide training, tools and credentials to library staff, enabling them to better teach digital skills to patrons. Web Literacy - Mozilla Learning.