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The Daring Librarian

The Daring Librarian
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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.

How to Use QR Codes in Your School Library — Library Connections August 19, 2013 · 90 Comments QR codes can be really useful for the library crowd. A QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a funny-looking little pixelated squares. You’ve most likely seen these in advertisements. 100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging Enthusiasm is typically high when student blogs are first set up. Students often can’t wait to unleash their creativity and publish for an authentic audience on their own online space. Sometimes when the initial excitement wears off, students start facing ‘bloggers’ block’ or get in a rut of writing the same style of post over and over (eg.

Pirate Ship Before you begin, the children should be taught the commands which the activity involves (see below). Children start by forming a line (one behind the other) directly in front of the teacher. The teacher then shouts a command and the children have to perform the activity associated with that command. reviews of fiction of interest to LGBTQ teens James Klise, April 2014. Sophomore tennis player Saba Khan is devastated when a fire destroys her family’s West Rogers Park apartment. Saba goes to private school, and the other students and their families rally around her, offering their help to get her back on her feet. The school decides to hold an auction to benefit the Khan family, and in the process, siblings Kevin and Kendra Spoon find artwork in an alley.

Advocating for Makerspaces in Libraries Since I first started my Makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School in January 2014, I have received a lot of positive feedback. I’ve given talks, presented at conferences, and shared about our experiences through my blog and through social media. Some of the questions I am most frequently asked are: Why should makerspaces be in the library? Why not just convert a classroom into a STEM lab? In a similar vein, I often hear from librarians who are struggling to get their administration/teachers/community to understand the rationale for having a Makerspace in their library. Aren’t those kids just playing? qr codes QR codes are possibly one of the most underused useful features of new technology. Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is that many people see them as a form of barcode and wrongly believe that they can only be produced by companies, but the reality is anyone can produce a QR code within seconds. QR literally stands for 'quick response' and it enables you to transfer various types of digital content onto a mobile device in seconds without having to type any URLs.

The Science Master: A Resource For Curious Students Most teachers like to encourage the natural curiosity of their students. Sometimes, clever questions from students can leave us stumped. The Science Master is a wonderful resource that helps students draw their own conclusions about their burning science questions. What Is The Science Master? The Science Master website has been set up on Edublogs. It is free and safe.

Puzzle Pirates: id="A_Pirate.27s_Vocabulary">A Pirate's Vocabulary Ye want to talk like a freebooter or ye want to be espousing like a tried and true Buccaneer? Here be some jargon ye might want to be tryin' out. If ye know of a word this list be missin', please send in on our way. Piratey Expressions Here be some phrases that ye need know if ye want to not be mistaken for no landlubber! Ahoy Used to hail a ship or a person or to attract attention.

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