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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
The maker zeitgeist has evolved far beyond the day when an educator might set objects—say, a box of robotic LEGOs—in a library corner and call it a “maker lab.” Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money.

 

“The maker movement…encourages a growth mind-set, which tolerates risk and failure and maybe even encourages it,” says Laura Fleming, library media specialist with the New Milford (NJ) High School. “It has been the great equalizer within, and in some ways against, our modern education system by allowing opportunities for creativity and innovation to take place through informal learning.”


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Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries - Library Journal

Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries - Library Journal | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries
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Libraries around the world are undergoing considerable changes in response to the ever evolving technological landscape and patron needs.
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Educational Maker Spaces For Kids Reflect The Future Of Learning

Educational Maker Spaces For Kids Reflect The Future Of Learning | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Educational maker spaces for kids sound so different when it comes to learning, but if we look at the success of Facebook culture it makes complete sense.

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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

Creating Makerspaces in Schools | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Two weekends ago, I attended EdCamp NYC at The School at Columbia, an independent school on Manhattan's Upper West Side. One of the things I love about attending edcamps is that the day is always unp
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The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom - THE Journal

The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom - THE Journal | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom "Whether it's a paper airplane or a robot that walks, kids have always wanted to create functional objects with their own two hands. These days, many educa...
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Library Makerspaces

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Makerspaces in the Library - slideshow by Buffy Hamilton (Makerspaces in the Library - slideshow by Buffy Hamilton http://t.co/SqaF39XQwX)
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Establishing a Makerspace in Your Library | Field Notes

Establishing a Makerspace in Your Library | Field Notes | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Makerspaces aren't just about 3D printing, though that is a commonly held misconception. A Makerspace is simply any public work area where people can go to create and collaborate. Typically they're outfitted with an ...
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Librarians Kill the Quiet, Turn Empty Spaces into Makerspaces.

Librarians Kill the Quiet, Turn Empty Spaces into Makerspaces. | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Makeitatyourlibrary.org is a fresh new site changing that, turning library spaces into makerspaces and pushing kids to kick that book learnin' up a notch with some gentle application, an ounce of inspiration and 50 tons of ...
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Makerspaces in Libraries

Makerspaces in Libraries | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Explore the links below for some examples of how makerspaces are being incorporated into both academic and public library settings. Many of these makerspaces include 3D printing services, but most...
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Google+ Maker Camp Returns for Second DIY Summer - PC Magazine

Google+ Maker Camp Returns for Second DIY Summer - PC Magazine | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
ReadWrite Google+ Maker Camp Returns for Second DIY Summer PC Magazine Additionally, a network of country-wide affiliate camps — "campsites," as Dougherty calls them — means anyone can create and make together at their local libraries, youth clubs,...
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Dive into the Maker Movement

Dive into the Maker Movement | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Maker Spaces, Fabrication Labs . . . it's been going on for some time now, but it's all the buzz in education these days. And with good reason.

I've been thinking about all this more and more since
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littleBits

littleBits | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun&...
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Elementary Library Centers

Elementary Library Centers | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
“Found Friday library centers ideas”
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 20, 2014 3:19 PM

There are some great ideas here if your library centers are getting stale (or if you don't have any, and students are getting cranky about it!)

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 21, 2014 6:48 AM

Some very good ideas to use in school libraries. 

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This school library is now a Makerspace

This school library is now a Makerspace | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it

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Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM

Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Maker education allows girls to experience in a tangible way how they can apply STEM skills to solve real problems. (RT @isteconnects: 92% of girls engaged in STEM subjects believe they are smart enough to pursue a #STEM career.

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Creating Makerspaces in Schools

Creating Makerspaces in Schools | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Two weekends ago, I attended EdCamp NYC at The School at Columbia, an independent school on Manhattan's Upper West Side. One of the things I love about attending edcamps is that the day is always unp
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Makerspace

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During Tinkertime we use legos, marbletracks, gears, play dough, and art supplies to make all sorts of creations!
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Library Makerspaces

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Makerspaces in the Library | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it (Makerspaces in the Library | Makerspaces + Libraries | Scoop.it http://t.co/TXigjXkRUP)...
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Librarians Kill the Quiet, Turn Empty Spaces into Makerspaces.

Librarians Kill the Quiet, Turn Empty Spaces into Makerspaces. | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
“ Makeitatyourlibrary.org is a fresh new site changing that, turning library spaces into makerspaces and pushing kids to kick that book learnin' up a notch with some gentle application, an ounce of inspiration and 50 tons of ...”
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The Community Joins In: Library Makerspaces | Justin The Librarian

The Community Joins In: Library Makerspaces | Justin The Librarian | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
I had the honor of presenting with the amazing Michelle Cooper of Henderson High School and Amy Koester of the St. Charles City County Library District today at the 2013 Library Journal/School Library Journal event THE ...
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Great Falls library offers Maker Space program for kids and teens - KRTV Great Falls News

Great Falls library offers Maker Space program for kids and teens - KRTV Great Falls News | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Great Falls library offers Maker Space program for kids and teens
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Kids may be out of school, but the Great Falls Public Library is offering something new to keep kids' brains working this summer.
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Library offers lots of summer fun - Great Falls Tribune

Library offers lots of summer fun Great Falls Tribune To help students ages 7 to 17 interested in science, technology, engineering and math put their ideas to work, MakerSpace will be an open environment of learning and building, said Sean...
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Toys You Can Make With Cardboard Roundup

Toys You Can Make With Cardboard  Roundup | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
We posted a roundup of crafting with cardboard boxes earlier this week. There is really no end to the creativity that can go into turning a cardboard box into super fun things to play with.

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The Teacher Report: Joining the Maker Movement

The Teacher Report: Joining the Maker Movement | Elementary MakerSpaces | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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