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!Find cool stuff and Make it at your Library!Need ideas? 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: Merriam-Webster.com
Maker Space In Education Series… Making It With Raspberry Pi Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last post including 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education, 10 Sites To Help You Start Making In The Classroom, 10 More Sites….Making With Technology and In this post I highlight an important tool that can promote computing and Making in the classroom. 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. Have a great week – Michael Gorman (21centuryedtech)
12 weird and cool ways that virtual reality invaded Comic-Con VR at Comic-Con If you were at San Diego Comic-Con this year, one thing was guaranteed: you would have come across some sort of augmented (AR) or virtual reality (VR) experience. Sometimes, both at once! For instance, there were a bunch of panels featuring VR and AR talks. And other times, like in the above photo, you might have come across someone shooting video with a VR rig strapped with multiple GoPros. New Ideas for Better STEAM Programs It was full STEAM ahead during the third week of SLJ’s online Maker Workshop. The lively group of public and school librarians (and Twitter followers using the #LTCmaker hashtag) heard from two leaders in the initiative to add art to STEM-based maker spaces, aka STEAM. Allison Vannatta of littleBits’ global education team shared news of their innovative electronic module kits. She was followed by Arapahoe (CO) Library District Supervisor of tech experience and digital services Nick Taylor revealing the latest development in his maker space realm. Open hardware ingenuity draws younger kids Back in 2011, MIT Media Lab alum Ayah Bdeir had an idea.