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Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom. Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education.

Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom

I hope you enjoy this post as I highlight 10 sites to possible help you to get Making in the classroom… even if in the smallest way! I encourage you to send me information and resources you think help with this idea, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Booking Info – Time to think about your new school year needs. Makers Space Series Part 1: Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making.

Makerspace Starter Kit. The hot new Makerspace Movement is NOT new to Murray Hill Middle School.

Makerspace Starter Kit

Eighteen years ago we designed and opened the school with the idea that we would have creation labs in the Media Center, GT room, and the TV studio. We started with video production, iMovie, Specular LogoMotion, Hyperstudio, and animation with Hollyood High kids. Here's an example of an EARLY (2003) video production called Bookfellas, featuring some Guy Ritchie-esque film direction techniques. These kids are now all grown up and we've kept evolving, too! It's OK to Start Small! I re-purposed some of my empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library. Educator with a Maker Mindset. Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015. 2015 has proved to be a monumental year for the Maker Movement.

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

With increasingly more schools committed to creating a genuine and committed culture of innovation, we are seeing more opportunities than ever for learners to be able to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do. The continuing establishment of physical makerspaces in schools have continued to help provide a foundation that the students need to be able to thrive and flourish in that kind of culture. The most successful makerspaces include tools, materials and resources that inspire and allow for an environment rich with possibilities, allowing all students the opportunity for open-ended exploration.

In addition to tried-and-true favorites such as Spheros, Makey-Makey kits, littleBits, and Legos, there is now such a vast array of makerspace-related products available. As this year draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect upon some of our favorite makerspace things. Skil Power Cutter Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool. 27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Free Supply List (PDF) – 100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies What makerspace materials and supplies should you buy or stock for your hands-on learning lab?

27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies -

There are a lot of options out there to choose from and it can be confusing when you’re first starting out as a maker educator. Instead of just spending money randomly on items you think you will need, it’s always a great idea to work backwards first. 5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks. Five engineering challenges for kids – with wooden clothespins, binder clips, and craft sticks!

5 Engineering Challenges with Clothespins, Binder Clips, and Craft Sticks

It’s a simple STEM activity that kids of all ages will love. Move over, expensive building sets! These simple materials were a huge hit with my boys. The first time we got them out, Owen (almost 7) spent well over an hour busily creating all kinds of designs. And that’s saying something, because out of all of our kids he has the shortest attention span by far. Hey, I Built a LEGO Wall! Here’s How. Photos courtesy of Margaret Jones My first crack at implementing a maker space in my school media center began in August.

Hey, I Built a LEGO Wall! Here’s How.

I posted a request for advice on creating a LEGO wall on the school library media specialist listserv, LM__NET. I received such encouraging responses (Thank you Pamela Thompson, Becky Brown, Nancy Gifford, Jennifer Chance Cook, Peg Noctor, and others!) , that I decided to embrace Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan and give it a try. Here’s my “recipe” for creating the wall. What you’ll need • A wall, or other vertical surface to build on • LEGO base plates. . • Fuze It or other adhesive • Caulk gun • Duct tape • LEGO (of course!) Makerspace Resources. The resources below were compiled as part of my research while writing Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014).

Makerspace Resources

You might also be interested in the results from the Makerspaces in Libraries Survey I conducted in 2013. MakerSpace: The Online Community for Makers. Maker & DIY Programs. Maker enthusiasts: anyone can edit this page.

Maker & DIY Programs

Please share your resources here! You may also be interested in our STEM Resources page and our Teen Programming Guidelines from YALSA (.pdf) Activities Congressional App Challenge (for teens)Digital Learning DayDo Now (weekly activity for teens to do via social media from KQEDHour of CodeMaker Party (hosted by the Mozilla Foundation)6 Second Science Fair (create a Vine video showing off your science project & use the hashtag #6secondscienceTeen Read WeekWeek of Making, June 17 - 23 (sponsored by the White House)

Makerspace Educational Library Ideas. Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery. Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery. Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery. About this webmix : Links to articles, blogs, programs and resources to get started with building a makerspace METC: MakerSpace Proposal Gu..

Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery

Makerspace | Creating a spac.. Worlds of Learning | Worlds .. Invent To Learn | Sylvia Lib.. Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas. Create Collaborate Innovate Posts on Making Sign up for this MOOC offered by Exploratorium: Tinkering FundamentalsSign up for Google’s Maker Camp and Google Science Camp.Follow and read the blog over at Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio or sign up for their tinkering course!

Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas

Find cool stuff and Make it at your Library! School Library Makerspace Resources. UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources. Virtual Makerspace- Symbaloo Gallery. Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. Maker Education Initiative – Every Child a Maker.