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My Books Are Not My Babies | Beyond The Margins

My Books Are Not My Babies | Beyond The Margins | Libraries | Scoop.it
By Ann Bauer This post will probably offend a few people and if it’s you, I apologize. It’s not my intent to injure but rather to set straight some of the language I hear around book publishing. Because just as it grates on me to hear someone say “I’m going ...
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Tom Bennett reviews ‘Creative Schools: the grassroots revolution that's changing education’ by Ken Robinson | tesconnect

    Man who doesn't teach kids or run schools tells us how to teach kids and run schools If you only read one book by Ken Robinson this year, don’t read this one. In fact, put the other ones down too. There, I just saved you an afternoon of being patronised.
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Education - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Education - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Libraries | Scoop.it
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More useful Educational content and commentary from ABC Radio National.

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Books - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Books - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Great place to catch up with Radio National's Books and Arts Daily program via podcasts and transcripts.

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Making MAKEing More Inclusive - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

Making MAKEing More Inclusive - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein | Libraries | Scoop.it

"The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning.

Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought [at least in terms of having an “official” educational label – JG] that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn’t just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects. (9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers)


Social media has helped me gain a more global perspective and become aware of some of the problems associated with the maker movement. The two I discuss in this post are:

1. Maker movement initiatives are often driven by more affluent white males.


2. The maker movement is too often being associated with the tech stuff – Arduinos, Littlebits, Makey-Makeys – stuff that less affluent schools and community programs can afford."


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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, May 21, 9:39 AM

Students need to stop playing video games and create things!

John G Mandziuk's curator insight, May 21, 11:51 AM

In making like anything else if you want to help someone listen.

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Borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and More for Free with OverDrive for Android

Borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and More for Free with OverDrive for Android | Libraries | Scoop.it
I love libraries, but I get why they aren’t for everyone. The selection varies by area, and other people have already checked out the best books. Maybe you’ve even lost all interest in physical forms of media.
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Check out this AWESOME #Maker #Education site! Thank You @jackiegerstein

Check out this AWESOME #Maker #Education site! Thank You @jackiegerstein | Libraries | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. Embracing the lessons of the Maker Movement holds the keys to reanimating the best, but oft-forgotten learner-centered teaching practices. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and new programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable — even free — versions of these inventions, and shares tools and ideas online, creating a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.

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Project resurrects 90,000 rare books via print-on-demand - Futurity

Project resurrects 90,000 rare books via print-on-demand - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
Oya Rieger, associate university librarian for information technologies, with some rare books and print-on-demand copies in Cornell's Kroch Library. (Credit: … Continued
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Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World. - Journal - mikejones.tv

Six Principles for Writing in a Multiplatform World. - Journal - mikejones.tv | Libraries | Scoop.it
Long-standing tenets of narrative still hold, but if we’re going to live and work in a m...
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Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Libraries | 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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Maker Education Resources - Edutopia

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"How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice."


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Transform Your School: Practical Tips for Starting a Makerspace @DIANARENDINA

"Makerspaces are an amazing way to bring STEAM, creativity and informal learning into your school, but with so much information out there, many educators aren’t sure of where to get started. In this session, you will get ideas and inspiration on how to bring the Maker Education Movement into your school. Topics covered will include: cultivating a Maker culture, getting student input, finding space, securing funds and donations, gathering supplies, making it happen, and sharing with others. Throughout the presentation, you will see examples from the creation of our school’s library Makerspace, as well as examples from other schools."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 18, 8:03 AM

Here's a slide deck that outlines the key issues for moving forward with a Maker space. In the Pittsburgh area Maker Spaces are popping up in schools, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids are building and creating. 

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Enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2015

Enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2015 | Libraries | Scoop.it
Submissions are now open for publishers to enter the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2015. The closing date is midnight Tuesday 21 April 2015
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Subjects - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Subjects - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Libraries | Scoop.it
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A complete list of all the subjects covered by Radio National.

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Community - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Another fantastic link for Cultural and Community topics covering a huge range of issues.

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The World Of 'Gracekeepers' Is Immersed In Water — And Secrets

The World Of 'Gracekeepers' Is Immersed In Water — And Secrets | Libraries | Scoop.it
Kirsty Logan's debut novel follows a traveling circus floating through a drowned world where "damplings" aspire to live on the rare patches of land, and hints of magic provide a fairytale feel.
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9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com | Libraries | Scoop.it
Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn't just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects.

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Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal

Maker Bookshelf: A starter collection for current and aspiring makebrarians | The Maker Issue - School Library Journal | Libraries | Scoop.it
One of the basic tenets and strengths of the maker movement is its emphasis on constructive and collaborative learning through hands-on, trial-and-error experimentation. While a live mentor demonstrating and leading activities is the gold standard, a growing number of titles offer inspiration, support, and clarification for a wide variety of maker topics. The following list of recommended books was crowdsourced by librarians running maker spaces and/or offering maker programming in their libraries or schools.

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

Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue | Libraries | Scoop.it
From scanning human teeth to designing clothes, making sparks ingenuity in students.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 4:42 PM

Great article about the variety of ways Makerspaces can take up residence in your library!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 6, 9:42 AM

Love this quote, "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."

Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 6:08 PM

Program Management.

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9 Goals of a Successful School Makerspace - FRACTUSLEARNING #FractusReads

9 Goals of a Successful School Makerspace - FRACTUSLEARNING #FractusReads | Libraries | Scoop.it
For the first book in our #FractusReads series, we wanted to start with a book that not only comes highly recommended, but one that has also made its way to ‘Best Seller’ in STEM Education reading. Laura Fleming’s practical and inspiring guide, Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School is a must-read for any educator looking to improve or initiate a school makerspace

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Dyslexia: Not the only reading disorder - Futurity

Dyslexia: Not the only reading disorder - Futurity | Libraries | Scoop.it
VANDERBILT (US) — A lesser-known but common reading comprehension disorder, S-RCD, can easily be missed in early readers, experts warn. … Continued
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TEDCACTIVE2015: The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit

TEDCACTIVE2015: The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit | Libraries | Scoop.it

The Makers: the ones mad for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move, blink and buzz. (Also known as the Inventor with 1000 Ideas or the DIY Guy/Gal).

The Makers: the ones mad for tinkering, experimenting, creating crazy things that move, blink and buzz. (Also known as the Inventor with 1000 Ideas or the DIY Guy/Gal).


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 20, 12:53 PM

Curious about all this? Want to learn how to Make a Maker Space in your classroom or library? Teaching for Creativity and Innovation:  http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/maker.cfm

Ana C. Robles's curator insight, April 24, 8:57 AM

Inspiring and interesting Ted talks to Create.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 7:05 PM
Some STEM inspiration.
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Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED - Brian Aspinall

Makey Makey Math - Coding Probability Simulators #makerED - Brian Aspinall | Libraries | Scoop.it
As I gear up to present student work at ETFO’s ICT Conference in Toronto, I’d like to share some ideas:

1. Coding allows for students to learn across math strands instead of in isolation.

2. Coding is a place for students to fail safely.

3. Coding allows students to take risks and solve problems.

4. Computational thinking is a form of problem solving not accomplished with textbook work.

5. “Making” is creative. Creativity is fun.

Here is a student application coded to support our Grade 8 probability strand. We extended our projects with Makey Makeys so users had a physical interaction.

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What are the best cakes based on children's books?

What are the best cakes based on children's books? | Libraries | Scoop.it
From The Gruffalo to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to cakes fit for Katniss Everdeen. The Book Doctor has ideas for edible cakes of favourite books for Easter and beyond!
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