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How to Run a Maker Madness Tourney at Your School by @AnnemarieCat - A.J. JULIANI. This is a guest-post written by a middle school teacher in my district, Annemarie Catalano.

How to Run a Maker Madness Tourney at Your School by @AnnemarieCat - A.J. JULIANI

Elementary Library Makerspace Resources. Collaborative Resources created with Mrs.

Elementary Library Makerspace Resources

J in the Library Elementary Librarians to Follow STEM Facilitators in Elementary Amazing Professors Teaching Teachers/Librarians Best Resources for Elementary School Makerspaces Instagram Follow a ton of libraries on Instagram, and also mom STEM bloggers from whom you can find lots of ideas to do with your elementary students. Great Pinterest Boards Homeschool Resources.

Activity Example - Digital Citizenship Superhero Challenge — Bloxels. Start Here. How to navigate The menu bar at the top of the page is a great place to start, as it contains some of the main information on the blog, including the About page, Our Makerspace Journey, links to presentations I have done, curated resources and contact information.

Start Here

You’ll find links to my social media pages, a search box to find specific articles, and categories. (Note: This menu bar doesn’t always show up on mobile devices) Whenever you’re looking at the blog feed or an individual post, you’ll see a sidebar on the right. This includes my social links, newsletter sign-up and blog e-mail subscription sign-up. KEVA planks. Untitled. Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection. Jackie Gerstein is an experienced educator who has been working as a classroom teacher and pre-service teacher trainer for years.

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

With a background in experiential learning, Gerstein is excited about current trends in education that have more people excited to try project-based learning, maker education and other approaches that let students get hands-on with their learning. She hopes all the excitement turns into robust, meaningful change in how mainstream teachers educate. To do that, she says it’s crucial that teachers not only focus on the materials and tools of a maker activity, but also carefully frame it and reflect upon it to make sure learning happens. Building a Makerspace Library. If You Let Them Build It, They Will Learn. History of Making The idea of ‘making’ in libraries has a long, rich history.

If You Let Them Build It, They Will Learn

I was able to trace it all the way back to 1873, to Gowanda, New York, where the Gowanda Ladies Social Society came together to knit, sew, socialize, and talk about books. In 1905, Frances Jenkins Olcott, the children’s department head at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, helped to establish home libraries in working-class houses, where she organized crafts such as sewing or basketry for local kids. In 1933, the Manitoba (Canada) Crafts Museum and Library was created as a meeting place and resource to connect people to crafts while both preserving the province’s cultural heritage and teaching students how to craft. In 1960, the Nebraska Public Library Commission hosted a variety of special activities, including creative arts, that were organized by area groups. ISLMA Virtual Maker Meet Up – Mattson's Musings. Today I had the opportunity to share some of my MakerSpace journey with librarians around the state of Illinois in a digital maker meet up!

ISLMA Virtual Maker Meet Up – Mattson's Musings

The Illinois School Library Media Association does wonderful work to connect school librarians across the state so that we can learn and grow with and from each other. You can access an archive of the entire Maker Meet Up here. You can also check out video of my two sessions as well as the slide decks below.

Enjoy! Some #MakerSpace Resources – Mattson's Musings. Hello friends!

Some #MakerSpace Resources – Mattson's Musings

Like many of you, I have started dipping my toes into the MakerSpace waters. Our high school students have the opportunity to use the space, and the rest of our library, during their 42 minute lunch hour. The Secret to Classroom Management in a Title I School - WeAreTeachers. I’ve been teaching middle school for twelve years.

The Secret to Classroom Management in a Title I School - WeAreTeachers

I’ve been in an urban school in which 99% of students receive free lunch for nine of those years. And I’ve tried a lot of classroom management strategies with varying degrees of success. Makerspace Resources. WeDo Lego - Programing - Parkway Mobile Makerspaces. Cubelets - Modular Robotics - Parkway Mobile Makerspaces. Makey_Makey_Crowdsourced_Tutorial.docx. Makersmaken 50tools ENG. How to Create a Makerspace in any Space – The Tech Edvocate. Follett Learning, MakerSpaces in Your Library. 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.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

" Creating a Makerspace at Your School. In this webinar for the Leadership 3.0 community, New Jersey Library Media Specialist Laura Fleming introduced the Maker Movement and provided tips on how you can create a makerspace in your own school.

Creating a Makerspace at Your School

An overview of makerspaces and how they foster experimentation, invention, creation, exploration, and STEM/STEAM-related concepts were examined. Attendees learned about the Maker Movement and the role libraries are playing in it. View the webinar to gain practical applications and tips for establishing a makerspace at your own school. Earn your CE Certificate for viewing this recording: Join the free Leadership 3.0: Essential Skills for Innovative Leaders community on and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar. Past webinars, presentation slides, and CE quizzes are available in the Webinar Archives folder of the Community Toolbox.

K12 Lab Network Resource Guide, 2015 - Google Docs. How Librarians are Rockin’ the Makerspace Movement. Shhh! You’re in the library! As the great-granddaughter of a librarian, I was brought up to know that the quiet of the library was sacred space. Fast-forward 30 years. In the media centers of the Cherokee County, Georgia schools, where I train as an instructional technology specialist, quiet is no longer the chief value. Makerspaces in the Library.

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