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Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine

Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine | Answers | Scoop.it
Tools in a library makerspace range from electronics to digital media, 3D printing, and more. While the variety of products and space configuration is vast, the approach to implementation is not. Here are a few makerspace models that work.

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NEFLIN 13: Maker Spaces and Fab Labs: Designing Interactive Library Spaces

What does it mean to Evolve? Why do Libraries need to Evolve? Through this session Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project discusses the importance of redesigning library spaces to make them more interactive and collaborative.


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Redesigned libraries! With a bigger purpose now?

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Makerspaces and Libraries

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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started | Answers | Scoop.it
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 anot

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Makerspaces Are Taking Libraries By Storm

Wong, Tracey. "Makerspaces Take Libraries by Storm." Library Media Connection 31.6 (2013): 34-25. Academic Search Complete. Web. 23 Apr. 2013. ("Makerspaces Take Libraries by Storm" by T.

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So excited, we now have a 3D printer here at work!

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MakerBridge

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MakerBridge is an online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture, including those working in makerspaces within libraries, community centers, and schools. This community is intended to build a bridge that brings people together so they can collaborate and learn from each other’s experiences. This network can be a valuable resource for anyone trying to plan or run a makerspace in a library, a school, or any other dedicated makerspace location--or even individuals who just enjoy tinkering and creating.


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Join the network if you are interested in Makerspaces.

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British wildlife recordings - Environment and nature | British Library - Sounds

The British Library has sound recordings of all sorts of things. Here's a Skylark. Stressed? Have a listen.

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I love this! This could be so helpful to students.

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Digital Public Library of America Launches with 2 Million Items : Publishing Perspectives

Digital Public Library of America Launches with 2 Million Items : Publishing Perspectives | Answers | Scoop.it
Digital Public Library of America has gone live with some 2 million items, making a variety of digital collections from across the country free to access online in one place.
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The Texas Tribune Higher Education Explorer

The Texas Tribune Higher Education Explorer | Answers | Scoop.it
The Texas Tribune Higher Education Explorer captures data on all 148 public and private colleges and universities in the state.
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Check out your university or share this info with your students.

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The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic

The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic | Answers | Scoop.it
We are in the midst of a major shift at school libraries thanks to technology innovation. Here are a dozen of those tech tools responsible.

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Interesting developments for school libraries as we prepare students for college

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Most Educated Nations of the World - The Best Colleges

Most Educated Nations of the World - The Best Colleges | Answers | Scoop.it

You will be surprised at who is Number 1. The US is 5th.

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Ebooks & Digital Content | Transforming Libraries

Ebooks & Digital Content | Transforming Libraries | Answers | Scoop.it

 

The American Library Association has launched a website, Ebooks and Digital Content, that provides links to resources on all aspects of e-content in libraries.

 

Supporting the “Transformation” of libraries is a priority of the Association’s 2015 Strategic Plan, and the rapid shift from print to digital content is one of the more dramatic developments now transforming libraries of all types.

 

New digital forms of information offer rich and extraordinary opportunities for libraries to expand community access to information and to revolutionize in positive ways the relationship between libraries and users. At the same time, these new forms of digital content pose new challenges.

 

As libraries struggle to meet the challenges of providing digital content in an environment characterized by significant uncertainty and changing on a daily basis, there is a need for an Association-wide group of experts, broadly representative of the many constituencies within the library community, that can proactively address these digital content opportunities and issues at the highest level and from both a policy and practical perspective.

 

Check out the website here:  http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/ebooks-digital-content

 


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Interview with Scot Gardner

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"Scot Gardner has written several critically acclaimed novels for young adults. His debut novel, One Dead Seagull, was followed by White Ute Dreaming, a powerful story of first love, mates, and a yellow dog. His third novel, Burning Eddy, was shortlisted for the CBC Award and the NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adults. Gravity was also shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award in 2007. The Dead I Know was published by Allen & Unwin in Australia in 2011; it is the first Scot Gardner novel to be published in Canada.
(Updated, August 23) The Dead I Know has just won the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year 2012, in the Older Readers category. Congratulations, Scot!"

 

Scot also recommends a number of fiction books that may appeal to teens, particularly boys.


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ReadPlus Reviews YALSA Teens' Top Ten 2012

ReadPlus Reviews YALSA Teens' Top Ten 2012 | Answers | Scoop.it

Always a valuable place for reliable opinion, the ReadPlus blog has reviewed 8 of the YALSA Teens' Top Ten. The full list is:

Roth, Veronica. Divergent.
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars.
Lu, Marie. Legend
Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye.
Revis, Beth. Across the Universe.
Meyer, Marissa. Cinder.
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races.
Forman, Gayle. Where She Went.
Cabot, Meg. Abandon.


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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

Creating Makerspaces in Schools | Answers | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz reports from EdCamp NYC about design thinking, the maker movement and their relevance to STEM curriculum.

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ratzelster's comment, July 21, 2013 11:00 AM
This is harder than it seems....takes not only a philosophical shift (which is the easiest part) and $$$
Chris Metcalfe's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:51 AM

Where do our students get to make stuff? I really like this idea of makerspaces, trying to create one in my own school currently and it is a project that is injecting real passion into the teachers involved.

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Academic Libraries as Makerspace: 3D Printing and Knowledge Creation

As part of an ongoing plan to transform an underutilized science and engineering library into a lively incubator for student-faculty collaboration and innovation, staff at the University of Nevada, Reno decided to launch a bold initiative: build a...


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Can't wait to put these babies into action!

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CFoote's curator insight, August 11, 2013 12:05 PM

Impact of Makerspaces on Academic Libraries;  Univ. of Nevada

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makerspaces at advanced level

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Make a picture with a paper cut-out

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Make title: Make a picture with a paper cut-out Submitted by: Karen Fasimpaur Make description: Make an amazing picture with a paper cut-out in it. Make it tell a story. Share and build off someone...

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Must check this out, especially the examples.

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CFoote's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:20 PM

Cool idea--make a photograph with a paper cut out figure.  See the xamples.

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Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine

Manufacturing Makerspaces | American Libraries Magazine | Answers | Scoop.it
Tools in a library makerspace range from electronics to digital media, 3D printing, and more. While the variety of products and space configuration is vast, the approach to implementation is not. Here are a few makerspace models that work.

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Word is spreading.

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The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 3: Exploring ...

The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 3: Exploring ... | Answers | Scoop.it
The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 3: Exploring the iPad App (The Ultimate Evernote Guide, Part 3: Exploring the iPad App http://t.co/NTMdpxHF1u)
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Can't make it without Evernote. It's worth trying if you are not a user.

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Massive 'death star' discovered by WA scientists

Massive 'death star' discovered by WA scientists | Answers | Scoop.it
A monster star explosion, equal to a nuclear blast lasting seven hours, has been discovered by an international team including astronomers from Western Australia.
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Where is Darth Vader ?

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Pop culture quiz! 25 signs you were a 1990s teen (Technology edition)

Pop culture quiz! 25 signs you were a 1990s teen (Technology edition) | Answers | Scoop.it
Did you collect Beanie Babies, write a zine or get kicked off AOL? This quiz weeds out 1990s teens from posers! (Pop culture quiz!
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50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly

50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly | Answers | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.

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Ann Vega's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:25 AM

Love This!

Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, April 21, 2013 5:21 PM

This will come in hand! 

Amy Barr's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:59 PM

add qoutes to bookmarks

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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | Answers | Scoop.it
School libraries are essential to learning, and good design is seen as a central consideration in creating effective learning environments.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 2, 2013 4:11 AM

Some useful ideas! 

 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:35 PM

I wonder how teachers would redesign their classrooms if they could. Design is such an interesting concept...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:34 PM

As bibliotecas escolares e o bom design...

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Pinterest & Newspapers: No Pins, No Wins [Study]

Pinterest & Newspapers: No Pins, No Wins [Study] | Answers | Scoop.it
Pinterest users are pinning links to newspaper articles by the thousands, even without Pin buttons on publisher websites. A new study explores why traditional media sites should start taking advantage of the Pinterest traffic opportunity.

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The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS

The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS | Answers | Scoop.it

The FBI has launched an Internet safety program for youths called FBI-SOS...


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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network | Answers | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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Petra Pollum's comment, October 1, 2012 7:41 AM
Thanks for sharing