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Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas

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. 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 )

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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. Stocking up School Makerspaces Lots of teachers have been asking us how to set up a Makerspace at their school. As part of our Back to School series, we’re sharing an excerpt from the Makerspace Playbook: Schools Edition. Once you have a space where you and your students can work, you’ll want to outfit it with the tools, equipment, and materials your Makerspace needs in order for your students to accomplish their projects. But before you go on a shopping spree and max out your credit card, assess what your Makerspace will actually require. 20 Library & Librarian Blogs You Must Follow About ETR Community EdTechReview (ETR) is a community of and for everyone involved in education technology to connect and collaborate both online and offline to discover, learn, utilize and share about the best ways technology can improve learning, teaching, and leading in the 21st century. EdTechReview spreads awareness on education technology and its role in 21st century education through best research and practices of using technology in education, and by facilitating events, training, professional development, and consultation in its adoption and implementation.

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. 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.

Design Thinking: Tools to help make thinking visible The British science, technology and arts research organisation Nesta, along with European social innovation experts, have pulled together their top 30 tools for social innovation. Many of them have immediate uses for helping plan and structure design thinking activities in the classroom. We explain some of those that have the most immediate value for learning. The Why Design thinking is not rocket science, but when a school is trying to bring a concerted approach to thinking differently, it helps for people to have a common set of tools and language on which to pull or things can appear complicated quite quickly. The DIY toolkit provided by Nesta's programme provides a good overview of some of the top social innovation tools that help those making a difference through innovation.

The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom Project-Based Learning | Feature The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom A hands-on approach to STEM engages students, but how does project-based learning connect with standardized testing? 27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - The 2nd Edition is now filled with 250+ MakerEd & Makerspace Resources Download the ebook here This latest edition is a collection of over 250+ resources to help you with your makerspace and maker education program.

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium. Creating your own infographic tasks can be time consuming though, so in this posting I’m presenting a number of generic ideas that should work with a number of types of infographic. You can use these ideas with students to help focus their comprehension of the information and give them clear goals for engaging with the information in the graphics. I’ve used a selection of these tasks for the infographic based collection of lesson plans I’ve published for The series title is - Lessons in Digital Literacy and I’ve used these lesson plans to help students develop critical thinking skills and their ability to carry out online research.

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. They provide a way to document our experiences. They can be shared or private, written or drawn, insightful or intimidating. If we let them, they can become extraneous and it is important to keep an eye on ourselves, making sure we arn’t using these journals in a way that feels forced, or negative. jour·nal noun ˈjər-nəl: a book in which you write down your personal experiences and thoughts : a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use : a record of current transactions : an account of day-to-day events : a publication that appears at regular intervalsCredit: