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27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Makerspaces.com. Free Supply List (PDF) – 100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies What makerspace materials and supplies should you buy or stock for your hands-on learning lab?

27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Makerspaces.com

There are a lot of options out there to choose from and it can be confusing when you’re first starting out as a maker educator. Instead of just spending money randomly on items you think you will need, it’s always a great idea to work backwards first. You need to make a list of your goals for your makerspace and then define some of the projects you want to do in your makerspace. Once you have defined the projects, you will have a better idea of the materials you need to buy. Middle School Maker Journey: Preparing for the Capstones. In architecture, a keystone (also known as a capstone) is the central stone in a rounded arch required for it to stand.

Middle School Maker Journey: Preparing for the Capstones

In education, according to Wikipedia, a capstone course (or experience) "serves as the culminating and usually integrative experience of an educational program. " In this post, I'll share our Digital Shop capstone experiences, what they'll entail for each grade level, why they matter, how they support our educational mission, and how to refine this approach for next year. Why Capstones? Why All Grade Levels? "What if you could bring back shop class, but orient the projects around things the community needed? " Makerspace for Education - Home. 3 Secrets to Making Your School Library the Place to Be. I love libraries!

3 Secrets to Making Your School Library the Place to Be

Everything about them -- the books, the atmosphere, the people, the organization, the great resources -- all the components of a vibrant school library. Sadly, libraries have a reputation for being old-fashioned, with outdated images of quiet places housing traditional print books. In reality, the library is an amazing place to test out new technology. A school library should be a hub that encourages students to read, research, explore, connect, and create. Makerspaces in Schools: Creating STEAM Connections.

Educators have discovered the power of makerspaces in schools to build students’ competencies and interest in science, technology, engineering and math.

Makerspaces in Schools: Creating STEAM Connections

Guest blogger Diana Rendina, media specialist/school librarian at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL, describes how her school set up and uses a makerspace to support curricular goals and encourage STEAM skills. Our Makerspace Story Stewart Middle Magnet School has been a STEM magnet school since 2000, but until recently, the library played little part in our magnet focus. When I became the media specialist 5 years ago, I set about to change that. As I began to learn about the maker movement and the role it could play in education, I knew that a makerspace would be the perfect fit for our library. Make Your Own Makerspace - Ideas & Inspiration from Demco.

Carson Block Carson Block has led, managed and supported library technology efforts for more than 17 years.

Make Your Own Makerspace - Ideas & Inspiration from Demco

He has been called "a geek who speaks English" and enjoys acting as a bridge between the worlds of librarians and hard-core technologists. He has a passion to de-mystify technology for the uninitiated, and to help IT professionals understand and support the goals of libraries. Maker Faires. Maker Shop. Makers. DIY. MakerSpace. Maker Culture. Maker Movement. DIY sites. 3d printer. 3D Printing - FabLabs. MakerSQR on Twitter: "#quotefriday #makerSQR #maker... Maker. Maker Culture. The Rise of the Hacker Space. TechShop: An Inventor's Paradise in San Francisco. Chris Anderson: The Makers Revolution. Chris Anderson’s book THE LONG TAIL chronicled how the Web revolutionized and democratized distribution.

Chris Anderson: The Makers Revolution

His new book MAKERS shows how the same thing is happening to manufacturing, with even wider consequences, and this time the leading revolutionaries are the young of the world. Anderson himself left his job as editor of Wired magazine to join a 22-year-old from Tijuana in running a typical Makers firm, 3D Robotics, which builds do-it-yourself drones. Web-based collaboration tools and small-batch technology such as cheap 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, and assembly robots, Anderson points out, are transforming manufacturing. Suddenly, large-scale manufacturers are competing not just with each other on multi-year cycles, they are competing with swarms of tiny competitors who can go from invention to innovation to market dominance in a few weeks. Anybody can play; a great many already are; a great many more are coming. Desktop manufacturing changes world Thus the Makers Movement.

Electronic Interactive Art. Raspberry Pi. Sharing economy. Technology. Game Theory. MakerSpaces. Makerspace. SDPL Labs: A Third Place for Creative Expression Our friends Monnee Tong and Uyen Tran at San Diego Public Library are the fearless teen (and tech!)

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Advocates behind our series on the SDPL IDEA Lab. Today, Monnee gives an overview of how the IDEA Lab works– from equipment & software, to partnerships, to staffing. Enjoy! ~Erinn by Monnee Tong The IDEA Lab—it started with an... College of San Mateo Library Makerspace Today we bring you a feature on the Makerspace at the College of San Mateo Library.

Integrating The Labs across CLP We’ve been documenting the evolution of The Labs at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh since 2012, when the project had just secured a pilot grant. Rob Dz in the Media Lab | The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library A new installment in our video series on the Library as Incubator Project YouTube Channel in partnership with The Bubbler at Madison Public Library. Our Favorite Things: Makers in Libraries. Creating a Classroom Makerspace  Image composite: mysondanube/sreville/viktor_vector/iStock/ThinkStock by Luz Rivas I first became interested in computer programming when I was in 5th grade.

Creating a Classroom Makerspace 

Our Makerspace Projects on Pinterest. Stocking Up School Makerspaces: Tools + Materials (Back to School) Lots of teachers have been asking us how to set up a Makerspace at their school.

Stocking Up School Makerspaces: Tools + Materials (Back to 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. You don’t necessarily need a fully equipped shop. Sometimes an empty countertop might be more valuable than a fancy new machine.

The Perfect List Ha ha! Of course, we have suggestions, but it’s up to you to find the right combination of tools and materials for your students. Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf. Makerspace Educational Library Ideas.

Designing a School Makerspace. Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country.

Designing a School Makerspace

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started. As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from another nexus in the universe: public libraries. Makerspace Resources. What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? If something is worth doing, it's worth skipping lunch for. That may not be the official motto of Tracy Rudzitis's students at The Computer School in New York City, but it might as well be.

On any given day, 50 of the sixth through eighth graders gather during lunchtime in the school's "Maker Space" to design their own video games, build robots, mix squishy circuit dough on a hot plate, or sew a wearable computer. Rudzitis is the digital media teacher at M.S. 245, The Computer School. Library MakerSpaces on Pinterest. Pinterest. Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps. As maker education gains steam, many educators are looking for ways to incorporate making and tinkering into their schools and classrooms — often on a shoestring budget. “Kids are saying they want to learn more about technology and science, but they also want to experience it creatively and use it personally,” said Dale Dougherty, founder of Make Media, which produces Maker Faire and Make Magazine.

He’ll address how educators can deliver these types of experimental learning experiences during ISTE 2014’s EdTekTalks, a provocative series of mini-keynotes from thought leaders beyond the world of ed tech. “One of the ways we can do that is create more makerspaces for kids. Part of my talk will be leading the charge to say let’s build more makerspaces inside schools, libraries and even community centers.”

Build a Makerspace. Introduction by Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE How do we give young people more opportunities to become makers and learn practical skills they can apply to their own creative projects? The question comes up after each Maker Faire, when I see how young people are inspired by other makers. I know they leave and want to start making things. How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven.

Exploratorium/Flickr One of the best ways for frustrated parents, students and teachers to convince school leaders that it’s time for a reboot is with amazing student work. An unconventional learning community of “makers” — people who like to figure out and fix problems with their hands — stands ready to demonstrate a hands-on learning style in which students engage problems that matter to them, taking agency and displaying creativity along the way. The Maker Movement is slowly infiltrating schools across the country with the help of dedicated educators and inspirational students proving with their creations that they can do incredible things when given a chance. “People are seeing through the eyes and the hands and the screens of children what’s possible, and it’s re-energizing progressive views of education,” said Gary Stager, co-author with Sylvia Libow Martinez of “Invent to Learn,” a book about the Maker Movement.

“School is a big system,” Martinez said. Related. Maker Stuff. Maker faire ideas. Sylvia's DIY webshow on everything cool and worth Making. Digital Age of Connectedness. Maker Space and Learning Commons. Makerspaces. Library MakerSpace. Make: Projects How-to Projects Library - Electronics, Arduino, Crafts, Solar, Robots. Instructables. 6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace.

The Mindset of the Maker Educator. With 8 comments Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop: About these ads Like this: Makerspace Starter Kit. EdWebet54 - Participatory Learning. Educator Innovator. Following Hack Your Notebook Day, a nationwide paper circuitry and applied STEM learning event held this summer that brought together makers from around the country, libraries and other connected learning spaces have continued “hacking” notebooks by holding independent events for diverse groups of learners around the country. In August, a group of teens gathered at the San Francisco Public Library, a member of the YouMedia network, to do some electrical engineering. But they probably didn’t realize that’s what they were doing.

If they had they might have been too intimidated to sign up for the program. Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started.