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Makerspace Reference Info. Maker Materials. Maker Projects. 3-D Printer Information. Category: Strawbees - iCreate iLearn. TEDxNYED - April 28, 2012 - Jaymes Dec. Make It at the Library: Where Idaho Makers Meet. Project Overview: This is a pilot project implemented in 2012-2013. The project is designed to support the creation of Makerspaces in Idaho libraries and encourage the delivery of library services to digital users “where they live.” The Commission will provide the necessary materials and trainings to implement creative, STEAM-based programming for tweens and teens.

The project will encourage the use of new technologies and tools to: Support access to information and services in new and collaborative ways.Keep teens and tweens engaged with the emerging trends in information access.Introduce the concept of stealth programming as a way to involve tweens and teens in informal programming. Year Three We will also be piloting the project with two school libraries this year: Centennial High School LibraryHeritage Middle School Library We received excellent applications this year which made the process of choosing the libraries particularly difficult.

February 17-19, 2015 Workshop Information Method. Creating-a-design-challenge-tip-sheet.pdf. TinkerMill - The Longmont Makerspace - TINKERMILL. Creating a School Library Makerspace: The Beginning of a Journey | Tech Tidbits. Our library at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, CO is an active hub for extracurricular activities. We host an Anime Club, monthly Poetry Slams, and Book Buddies, but I felt like we could do more. I wanted something that I could tie to student learning which would promote inquiry, giving students opportunities to solve problems and find answers to questions.

My assistant and I began looking at innovative library programs and community partnerships. Many of the teacher librarians in my professional network have been expanding their libraries by adding makerspace opportunities, classroom collaboration, and even 3-D printers. I used these folks as inspiration. Makerspaces are a natural evolution for libraries. No need to reinvent the wheel We have great models to guide us as we select the equipment to purchase and the procedures to follow. Where to get the money? Next steps This week we will receive our first purchases.

See also: Community Is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces. Recent | Make It @ Your Library. Design Make Share: An Outline for MAKING in the Classroom | Design Make Teach. Ready to dive into 3D printing in the classroom? Your students and colleagues will be energized by having access to the latest technology. But be careful, if you just start printing without a clear instructional plan in place, your 3D printer could become just a toy factory.

Design Make Share is a method for integrating MAKING in the classroom. This method applies to 3D printers and any other type of MAKING from cardboard and scissors to laser cutters and CNC machines. Here is an instructional outline for MAKING in the classroom. PROBLEM/CHALLENGE: Students want to solve a problem, fill a need or answer a question. DESIGN: Students design, brainstorm, sketch, hypothesize a solution to the problem. MAKE: Students make, build, experiment, fabricate their design.

SHARE: Students share, market, publish, teach what they have designed and made. The purpose of this blog is to explore MAKING in the classroom and expand on the idea of Design Make Share by teaching others. Like this: Like Loading... Resources: Makerspaces and Hackerspaces. Makerspaces @ your library - Chesterfield County Public Schools Library Services Page - LibGuides at Chesterfield County Public Schools. The Maker Space Difference: Amazing Inquiry, Shared Learning | Tech Tidbits. Students work with the new 3-D printer.

“Is it true? Do we have a 3-D printer?” When I put our new 3-D printer in the window of the school library, not only were my own maker space students interested, but the rest of the school seemed to take note. Some of you have been curious about how this new maker space project is coming along, so here’s an update. The library unofficially opened our maker space in January after receiving all kinds of goodies from a DonorsChoose fundraiser and other grants. I invited several students to an unpacking party to un-box all the supplies and start setting up our space. The purchases tumbled out of boxes and students explored each item. Thingiverse nameplate The students and I decided to meet after school every Wednesday to learn all we could together. The students have programmed and raced the two Sphero Robotic Balls, even trying them under water!

Moss Zombonitron kit I’m so proud that our library can serve as such a great resource and learning center. Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception. YALSA%20Making%20Toolkit. 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. 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 Students must demonstrate an understanding of materials and tools. Habits of Mind. Practical implementation of an educational makerspace - pt. 3. Recent | Make It @ Your Library. MakerSpace. What is a makerspace? A makerspace is a place to turn your ideas into reality! The space is designed for people to work on all kinds of projects, from computer programming and robot building to sewing and jewelry making.

The makerspace is a space for creating and for working with others. What can you do in the makerspace? Get hands-on experience with tools, technology, and creative projects Use a 3D printer, a Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool, a sewing machine, and make-your-own chainmail kitsBring your own project with you When and where can I use the makerspace? Our makerspace is located in the Central Library Hours are Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. -1 p.mSafety training is required and is offered on Tuesdays from 3-7 p.m. What does the makerspace support? Fiber ArtsJewelry MakingCAD DesignElectronics and Robotics3-D Printing and PrototypingSmall Hand WeldingDie Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo What is coming to the makerspace?

EdWebet54 - Participatory Learning. MakerSpace: DIY Fidget Spinners in Three Ways.