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Resources for Makerspaces in School Libraries

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Todd Burleson, Margo Newtown, and I are collecting these resources together!

K12 Lab Network Resource Guide, 2015 - Google Docs. How Librarians are Rockin’ the Makerspace Movement. Shhh!

How Librarians are Rockin’ the Makerspace Movement

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. Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf. Maker Education Initiative – Every Child a Maker. Making MAKING Journals. By Jessica Gray Schipp, Maker AmeriCorps VISTA at the Lighthouse Community Charter School Creativity Lab Journal, sketchbook, notebook, blog, book, diary, scrapbook, daybook, log- no matter what you call these information collectors, they all do the same sort of something.

Making MAKING Journals

They provide a way to document our experiences. Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas. (Updated post from my Podbean Site) Summer 2014 I was asked to present a webinar to Ohio School Librarians for InfOhio.

Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas

The recording is available here. I also created a resource list (adapted from a collaborative presentation with LISD librarian, Leah Mann) and year long programming ideas that I will continue to update on this page. WEBINAR RECORDING: Invent to Learn by Sylvia Martinez and Gary StagerScript Changers: Digital Storytelling with Scratch by Kylie PepplerSoft Circuits by Kylie PepplerShort Circuits by Kylie PepplerArt of Tinkering by Karen Wilkinson and Mike PetrichMakerspace Playbook by Maker MediaWorlds of Making by Laura Fleming Diana Rendina has a great post and pinterest board on this topic! Good for Upper ES- HS Good for Lower ES Makedo Kit: Build anything with cardboard (smash this with Hummingbird robotics to build cool stuff!)

From kodokids.comlibrary mobile mag wall and play podium9Colleen GravesSXSWedu *What if I can’t get it all? Scratch Lessons (from Pursuitery ) A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization. Articles & Blog Posts Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution “…there’s another gang of information-literate people out there, a gang who are a natural ally of libraries and librarians: the maker movement. Clustered in co-operative workshops called “makerspaces” or “hack(er)spaces,” makers build physical stuff. What is a Makerspace? From Stacks to Hacks: Makerspaces and LibraryBox The makerspace movement is gaining momentum in the library world.

Events Maker Faire Events The Maker Faire is a festival of invention and celebration of the Maker movement. Recasting Teachers and Students as Designers. By Melanie Kahl Designers are privileged to work within a fascinating collision of fields at a time when the conversation could not be more pertinent.

Recasting Teachers and Students as Designers

The intersection of design and education is ripe for exploration –– its metaphors, roles, spaces, and philosophies. These worlds have a lot to learn from one another. The design field covers the gamut of industries in art and science of making ideas, mindsets, and methodologies tangible. And the education world comprises a collection of formal and informal institutions focused on cultivating and refining skills and knowledge. Bringing ideas to life is inherently empowering. Design Thinking, Deconstructed. At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students’ and teachers’ everyday lives.

Design Thinking, Deconstructed

The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff. The infographic (click on the image to see the full PDF) was created by Kim Saxe, director of Nueva’s iLab, and one of the champions of design thinking. How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom. By Peter Pfau, FAIA One of the most exciting models of learning is “design thinking.”

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

It combines hands on learning (tinkering) with independent problem solving methodologies. This concept is basically the same as the problem solving-based creative process taught in many design disciplines, like architecture, engineering, and game design. The basic steps of design thinking can be characterized as follows: 1.  Makedo. Developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. 4t2015sessionschedule.pdf. Constructing Modern Knowledge. Constructing Modern Knowledge is back for a 8h year, July 7-10, 2015 in Manchester, NH.

Constructing Modern Knowledge

Four Days of Action Constructing Modern Knowledge is not a conference. The majority of time will be spent working alone or collaboratively on projects with your computer, high tech gizmos and traditional materials while supported by some of the best educators on the planet. Amazing Guest Speakers Including wearable computing pioneer Leah Buechley, MacArthur Genius Deborah Meier, & learning theorist Edith Ackermann Reception at MIT Media Lab Begin the Big Night Out in Boston with a reception at the legendary MIT Media Lab hosted by Sherry Lassiter, Director of the global Fab Foundation and professor of How To Make Almost Anything.

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