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Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools

Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Illustration by Harry Campbell
By Chad Sansing
Our classroom glows with activity. One kid drafts a how-to article in which he explains the steps involved in wiring a cardboard Minecraft controller.
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7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

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Makerspaces in Education and DARPA

Makerspaces in Education and DARPA | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Recently, Mitch Altman announced publicly that he's not participating in Maker Faire this year because MAKE received a DARPA award for education.

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7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Abstract from the website

 

"A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and working room in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus. Many are primarily used for technological experimentation, hardware development, and idea prototyping, but increasingly, self-directed individual inventors and creative teams are using makerspaces to build projects in fields other than engineering and technology. Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning, providing a physical laboratory for inquiry-based learning and validating the drive for discovery that defines the researcher and the scholar."


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Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest | Technology in Teaching and learning

Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest | Technology in Teaching and learning | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Using social media in schools doesn't have to be scary, says Matt Britland.
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Playful Learning Experiences

Playful Learning Experiences | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

another example of a Pintereset collection of learning experiences for children. 

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Educational Technology Guy: Guest Post - Using Pinterest in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy: Guest Post - Using Pinterest in the Classroom | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
GwynethJones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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3D Printing Is Just the Beginning: The Future of Makerspaces within Academic Libraries | Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

"Live Webcast
November 7, 2012
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Description: The maker movement is growing across the country and world. With interactive, participatory events and growing local communities, we've seen a shift. Individuals, professionals, and hobbyists from areas such as engineering, design, science, art, and more are coming together with one common thread: the desire to make.

Public libraries were the first on the scene to take notice and respond, but now we're beginning to see academic libraries recognize this untapped potential for their own communities. This emerging learning trend holds the promise of enormous change, bringing many researchers and students together from across disciplines in a truly collaborative way. This movement is about more than just the purchase of expensive equipment; it involves engagement, outreach, and knowledge about what drives the academic community. The academic environment is shifting toward content creation in a variety of forms, in turn reshaping learning, curriculums, and research across the board. In order for libraries to continue to support the research and learning needs of their institutions, it is critical to go beyond traditional library materials, to understand what new resources and technologies the library can support for all on campus to use."


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Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta ...

Presentation slides from Buffy Hamilton


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A look at 'makerspaces' around the country - Bizjournals.com (blog)

A look at 'makerspaces' around the country - Bizjournals.com (blog) | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
They vary widely, but the general concept is this: A group of creative tinkerers and entrepreneurs gets together to share a space and equipment that will help them with their individual projects, which may be commercial or personal in nature. They collaborate, share knowledge and make cool things.

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Teachers Making Use Of Pinterest - Tech, Gadget & Geeky News ...

Teachers Making Use Of Pinterest - Tech, Gadget & Geeky News ... | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Like many of the other social media sites, available Pinterest has its fans and those who do not like it all. However, as with all social media...
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Pinterest as a learning tool: Do the two compute? | ZDNet

Pinterest as a learning tool: Do the two compute? | ZDNet | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Pinterest: is it just full of cupcakes and pouting girls, or can it be used as a learning tool?
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NACE - Using Pinterest as a Job-Search and Branding Tool

NACE - Using Pinterest as a Job-Search and Branding Tool | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Pinterest—a content-sharing social media website on which account holders “pin” images, videos, and more to their virtual pinboards—is gaining popularity for its broad spectrum of uses.
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