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6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace The Maker movement continues to gain momentum. At this year's White House Science Fair, President Obama invited Super-Awesome Sylvia from Auburn, California to exhibit her water color robot as a representative of the Maker community. At the same event, the Corporation for National Service announced its commitment to place Americorps VISTAs in Maker movement organizations across the country. Maker Ed is placing those Maker VISTAs in makerspaces to help build their capacity for engaging low-income students as makers. In this spirit, we are starting to see more and more makerspaces springing up in schools across the country. If you are a teacher experimenting with making projects in your classroom, here are some successful fundraising strategies we've seen educators use to fund a makerspace for their school community. 1. Finding a room is easier than you think. Likewise, high school math teacher Casey Shea walked his maker class off campus in Sebastopol, California. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Services numériques en bibliothèques : 2 guides pour accompagner les publics Comment mettre en place des services numériques dans une bibliothèque ? Comment rendre accessibles des ressources électroniques pour les usagers en tenant compte de l’offre actuelle ? Comment greffer à ses ressources numériques, une médiation et un accompagnement à ces ressources pour les usagers ? Au Québec (Canada), BiblioPresto, organisme chapeautant le développement et l’accès aux ressources numériques en bibliothèques publiques, propose 2 guides en libre téléchargement, actualisés régulièrement pour répondre aux questions posées au début de cet article. Accompagner les publics en bibliothèques Avec ces 2 dossiers pratiques, pédagogie, innovation, créativité, esprit d’équipe et compétences numériques s’entrecroisent pour fournir un accompagnement aux ressources numériques auprès des publics, valoriser cette offre documentaire, la faire connaître et soutenir l’intérêt pour le catalogue/fonds numérique. Deux guides utiles Table des matières : Qu’est-ce qu’un livre numérique ?

TeachingToSee "What an extraordinary film! It is simply exquisite, in its pacing, content, narrative arc, photography." Ric Grefé Executive Director, AIGA "A great story beautifully told." Ken Carbone Chief Creative Director, Carbone Smolan Agency “This film is absolutely beautiful. Luke Geissbuhler Cinematographer of Helvetica and other films "A fine, insightful and educational documentary. Hans-Ulrich Allemann Designer/Educator "This very fine film has a wonderful contemplative quality. Chris Myers Designer, Educator, Graphic Design Chair The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. whizzpast.com – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. khanacademy.org – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. freerice.com – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects. artofmanliness.com – Blog/site dedicated to all things manly, great for learning life skills and good insights. unplugthetv.com – Randomly selects an educational video for you to watch. coursera.org – An educational site that works with universities to get their courses on the Internet, free for you to use. mentalfloss.com – Interesting articles guaranteed to make you smile and get you thinking. feelgoodwardrobe.com – Find out how the world of fashion really works and what you can do to combat it. lifehacker.com – Learn to hack life!

Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. Archimag - Le magazine des professionnels de l'information The Creative License I am an author and creative director dividing my time between Los Angeles and New York. I am working on several projects with publishers and with clients while speaking at conferences and organizations here and in Europe. Before setting up this new bi-coastal life, I was Managing Director and Executive Creative Director of mcgarrybowen in New York. Before that, I was Chief Creative Officer of Doremus, which I helped to turn from a 100-year-old tombstone shop into the B-to-B and Corporate Agency of the Year serving clients from Corning to Goldman Sachs. I built my skills as a marketer and a writer at some of the best agencies in the industry including Ogilvy, Young & Rubicam, and Hal Riney. I am also an author and have written and illustrated seven best-selling books on art and creativity. After nine years of helping to build mcgarrybowen, I am curious to learn about new industries and new challenges.

How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke Everyone’s Favorite Excuse I’ve had the honor and privilege of sharing with hundreds of librarians and educators about our makerspace. Unfortunately, I see many educators hold back on starting a makerspace because of funds. I’m always hearing excuses like: “I’d love to do (insert cool Maker activity) at my school, but we don’t have a budget for that.”“We can’t really afford a 3D printer right now.” What many people don’t realize is that the idea that you need a lot of money to start a Makerspace is a myth. Share Your Vision with ALL THE PEOPLE You want to start a makerspace. Recycled materials can make for awesome projects Seek out Donations Never discount the value of donated materials. Consider putting out a bin for donations of recycled materials. We first started our makerspace with bins of K’nex found in a storage room Work with What You’ve Got Since you’ve started sharing your vision, you might have found out that your school already has some maker supplies lying around. Go Make Stuff :)

Louis Espinassous, l’homme qui enseigne l’environnement par la liberté Pont de l’Ascension, 5 au 8 mai 2016 : Reporterre se met au ralenti. Et relit des articles qu’on a bien aimé, et que vous aimerez peut-être aussi redécouvrir. Buzy (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), reportage « Je ne suis pas capable de comprendre un paysage si je n’ai pas son histoire. La vocation du grand-père paysan « À cinq ans, je veux être paysan comme mon pépé. « Tout mon métier a ensuite consisté à partager des moments de nature avec du corps en mouvement et en geste dans la nature sauvage ou paysanne. » Le contact avec le monde agricole est encore plus direct lorsqu’il choisit, en plus de ses activités d’animateur, de devenir berger et gardien de troupeau au fond de la vallée d’Ossau, à proximité de Buzy. Paysan, c’est d’abord pour « partager ce bonheur d’être les pieds dans la terre, au cul des vaches, des brebis ». Grand-père aussi. Pour en arriver là, il lui a fallu commencer tôt. Le bonheur, porte d’accès à la responsabilité Voilà sa boussole. À la recherche du « besoin de nature »

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces) Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time. Dettmer is originally from Chicago, where he studied at Columbia College. Update: Read our exclusive interview with the Book Surgeon here. Brian Dettmer's website

Expect the Miraculous | Barrow Media Center Trois minutes à méditer : podcast et réécoute sur France Culture Cet été, Christophe André propose sur l’antenne de France Culture une introduction simple et ludique à la méditation en pleine conscience. Chaque jour, trois minutes de méditation guidée, pour respirer, se concentrer et lâcher prise. Prendre conscience de son état intérieur, écouter la rumeur du monde, contempler la nature… Trois minutes en apesanteur, avec soi-même. Christophe André Psychiatre spécialiste des troubles anxieux et dépressifs, Christophe André commence à s’intéresser à la méditation à la fin des années 1990, en tant que médecin et en tant que pratiquant. Il se forme à l’enseignement de la pleine conscience et il est l’un des premiers à la proposer à ses patients dans le cadre de protocoles thérapeutiques, dès 2004, dans le Service Hospitalo-Universitaire de l’hôpital Ste-Anne à Paris. En partenariat avec Elle

Idea Mapping I am honored to be feature in the April 2014 edition of the Using Mind Maps Magazine. This magazine’s first edition debuted May of 2013. You can view this magazine on the iPad or iPhone along with the back issues. The article I wrote tells the story of of my Mind Mapping/Idea Mapping journey. Bookmark us! If you like this then please subscribe to the RSS Feed. March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. Here is a brief description of these photos from top-down. There were over 80 people in attendance at the Biggerplate event. The next Biggerplate event will be a 3-hour training session in Paris on May 5, 2014. March 20, 2014 was the first Biggerplate Unplugged event held in the USA in San Francisco. This day was a great opportunity to meet new friends and re-acquaint with old. In the next post I’ll share photos from the actual event! Meet Lindsey Cranfield. I’ve been contributing monthly article to the Using Mind Maps Magazine. LOOK OUT!

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