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. 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. All of it is awesome and cool. It helps me learn new things. It has inspired me because I want to be a mechanical engineer.
I enjoy the variety and the selection. It's the best thing ever; I always look forward to it. I really think that it helps me think more creatively. I find that I am always making the crafts myself at home now. It is the best thing in the world. I had a great time. 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. They intrigued me, and it seemed like a natural progression from what I had been doing with my library centers. So, like most things, I decided to dive head first into trying them in my library this year. After investigating these links and listening to Tracey talk about what she was doing, I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what a Makerspace could be. I combined all their thoughts and created this poster to hang up in our Makerspace area. MakerClubPlaybook-20111105.pdf. Think[box] Playbook | Sears think[box] 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). L’éclosion est plus tardive en France : au début des années 2010. C’est tout naturellement que les bibliothèques se sont intéressées à ce phénomène : elles sont des lieux d’échanges, de rencontres, des lieux organisateurs d’animations. Et les bibliothèques françaises me direz-vous ? J'aime : 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 | Book Review, Tech and Challenges. Bringing Web Literacy and Open Source to Libraries | Mozilla Learning. 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.