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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist?

School Libraries and Makerspaces: Can They Coexist? | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
While libraries and makerspaces are both interdisciplinary, resource-filled places of informal learning, each serves distinct purposes for enriching student experience and school culture.

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Informal learning takes place on a daily basis when students are allowed to explore their potential with #MakerSpaces or design.

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Makerspaces: Beyond Tools and Products | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

Makerspaces: Beyond Tools and Products | UpNext: The IMLS Blog | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As maker fever hits America’s makerspaces, libraries, museums, and schools, the focus is often on tools and products: what we bought, and what people made with it. These are important data points that validate purchases and provide tangible evidence that our efforts have borne fruit. But, there are more maker stories to be told: about access, diversity, and agency.

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Fun #makerspaces in learning commons.

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Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk

Beyond the Maker Space | Backtalk | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How often do librarians find themselves trying to explain that the library’s mission is not about books but about information? This public mis­understanding about what we are doing and why leads to a community misconception of what we should be doing in the future. The reality is that we as librarians make the same mistake all the time. We know intellectually that informational flow and access are our main missions, but our decisions and our hearts often put the focus on books. Books, in many cases, remain by far the best delivery vehicle for information, but there are many subject areas where other informational vehicles would be more effective, even if implementing those vehicles might mean less money spent on books.
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Makerspaces in the learning commons.  #scienceliteracy, #projectbasedlearning, #tinkertoys

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:29 PM

This site was shared by my friend @dramaticscience in regards to creating new learning pathways and #makered ideas.  Now how to incorporate this into our learning commons Ning as a starting place for passions?

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 17, 2014 1:42 PM

Fun site for your students to learn how to do and make new things!

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making"

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making" | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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How do we get coding and making into our learning commons?  Perhaps we need a 3 d printer?  Love postulating how to help our students move into this new generation.  #learningcommons #makerstations

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | OEDB.org

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | OEDB.org | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and le
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Learning commons and makerspaces!

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Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

MakerspacA survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.

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Makerspaces in the learning commons keep libraries relevant in the age of innovation and new technologies!  Science literacy is just another literacy needing more oomph!  Watch for makey makey kits coming your way to our learning commons this fall!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 6, 2014 2:47 PM

Makerspaces in the learning commons keep libraries relevant in the age of innovation and new technologies!  Science literacy is just another literacy needing more oomph!  Watch for makey makey kits coming your way to our learning commons this fall!

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Maker Spaces in the Learning Commons

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Recently, the concept of maker spaces has begun to grow. However, what defines a maker space is still difficult to understand. After attending a webinar hosted by Susan Considine, visiting several ...

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Moving towards maker spaces in our learning commons!  Now to find the space to create the lab;)  

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Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library

Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

One of the most amazing transformations that has taken place at NMHS is the creation of the Makerspace in what was our traditional library.  A space that could once be compared to a barren wasteland is now a thriving learning metropolis where students flock to tinker, invent, create, collaborate, work, and most importantly, learn.  When I hired Laura I basically told her what her budget was and that she had complete control of how she wanted to use the money.  I could never have imagined how quickly she could radically transform this outdated space, using money that in the past had always been spent on books, magazines, and electronic databases.


Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Glenda Morris, Carol Koechlin
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Awesome maker spaces in this learning commons!

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:06 AM
Creating Our Own Unique Learning Environments in Your School Library
Glenda Morris's curator insight, March 15, 2014 3:05 PM

Raises ideas about thelibrary as a makerspace 

Radhika Singh's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:21 AM

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea for using space creatively.