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Creating School Library Makerspaces

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“Every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do.” Laura Fleming, Library Media Specialist, New Milford High School, New Jersey.(Fleming, L. 2015, p. 27)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School

Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School | School Librarian | Scoop.it
When I first saw these contraptions my initial reaction was how in the world would we incorporate these devices with our demanding academic curriculum? The last couple of months my instructional technology team and I have had a ball coming up with strong academic tie-ins for using MaKey MaKeys and programming with our elementary students. I was astonished how easily and naturally programming and incorporating MaKey MaKeys have been, even for first graders! Just the other day I was working with first graders who were learning about the four cardinal directions. We had them create interactive compass roses by programming a sprite in Scratch to move north, south, east or west depending on the arrow key they pressed. Some students were even able to add voice recordings to their script!

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The Makings of a Makerspace: Three Examples - Getting Smart

The Makings of a Makerspace: Three Examples - Getting Smart | School Librarian | Scoop.it
By Lindsey Own - Tools, organization, student projects of the makerspaces at Marymount in NYC, Ann Richards STARS in Austin, and Edmonds CC in Seattle.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 6, 2015 8:04 AM

Great article with fantastic photos for anyone thinking about a MakerSpace.

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Defining Makerspaces: Part 2 - Renovated Learning

Defining Makerspaces: Part 2 - Renovated Learning | School Librarian | Scoop.it

Last week, someone criticized my makerspace as not being a “real” Makerspace because it does’t have power tools and suggested that I research what “real makerspaces” are.  Part one of my response to this criticism was my post last week http://renovatedlearning.com/2015/04/02/defining-makerspaces-part-1/ where I looked for definitions from a variety of research and writing on makerspaces.  Today, I’m looking at what the Twitterverse had to say.


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Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 15, 2015 12:14 AM

It seems to me that a rigid 'definition' of a such a far reaching concept defeats the purpose of the movement itself. My sewing designs are as representative of the product of a maker space as NASA robots are. Part of the reason classrooms are so in need of maker spaces today is because of the tiny pigeon hole educational curricula have been forced into.

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Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries

Designing Libraries - Makerspaces in libraries | School Librarian | Scoop.it
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:09 PM

Makerspaces appear in most types of libraries. 51% of respondents are in public libraries, 36% are in academic libraries, and 9% are in school libraries. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, January 2, 2014 4:47 AM

Makerspaces in Libraries : from 3D-printing, digital music recording to arts and crafts: 9% in school libraries #survey

L2_S2S's curator insight, January 6, 2014 8:22 PM

Only 9% of respondants to this survey said they had a Makerspace in their School Library, but checkout what people are doing in the Makerspaces.

Prehaps more School Libraries are in this space than they realise!

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‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry

‘Superhero’ librarians are saved after public outcry | School Librarian | Scoop.it
SCHOOL library services will be saved from the axe after a public pressure forced a council rethink.

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The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers

The Unpretentious Librarian: Using Google Presentations for Book Trailers | School Librarian | Scoop.it

"During Teen Read Week I decided to invite students to the library and show book trailers for the ALA logo Seek the Unknown @ your library campaign.  As I've done numerous book talk/book trailer gatherings I'm always up for something new.  Since our district is launching Google in Education for all our students and faculty, I decided to embed the mystery, science fiction, and supernatural book trailers into a Google presentation. "


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:19 PM

I have over 120 book trailers in my YouTube channel now.  Sue's instructions will make it easy to customize my book talks!

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Homeroom: Avalon senior Grace Oehrlein fixed her school's library ...

Homeroom: Avalon senior Grace Oehrlein fixed her school's library ... | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Even for a long-time book buff like senior Grace Oehrlein, the Avalon School's library was far from inviting.
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CILIP | School Libraries - Designed for learning video

This video shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and young people-and the aspects of design that can enable this. It also signposts case studies and practical guidance to support library design.

This is for all school librarians involved in school library design and development, especially a new build.


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What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be

What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be | School Librarian | Scoop.it

What should an Administrator expect a School Library Media Specialist to be?


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Rita Godwin's curator insight, April 20, 2013 10:54 PM

Great infographic that shows the many roles a school librarian has. Great tool to post or share with an administrator.

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now...

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now... | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:15 AM

Pinterest is great for school libraries

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:02 AM

Está a usar o Pinterest na sua biblioteca? Como o está a usar? ´[Faz capas para livros; Apresenta arquivos históricos; Cria listas de leitura;Promove atividades da biblioteca; etc...] Como é que o Pinterest o ajuda a atender às necessidades dos seus alunos? [Apresenta  infográficos relacionados com aprendizagens; etc...]

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Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library

Educational Leadership:Leveraging Teacher Leadership:The New School Library | School Librarian | Scoop.it

Today's best school libraries are not just surviving but thriving in this new information environment by repurposing their physical spaces to adapt to the digital age. Here are the major needs that these libraries are meeting in the October 2013 edition of Educational Leadership.


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Glenda Morris's curator insight, September 29, 2013 8:44 PM

A fabulous article by Doug Johnson outlining clearly the role of school libraries and the reasons why they are vital in today's 21st Century digital environment. Teacher librarians share this article with your school administrators. 

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School Library Impact Studies | Library Research Service| School Libraries |

School Library Impact Studies | Library Research Service| School Libraries | | School Librarian | Scoop.it

A compliation of school library impact studies in the USA

 


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Free Technology for Teachers: 3D Printers in Elementary School

Free Technology for Teachers: 3D Printers in Elementary School | School Librarian | Scoop.it
We were recently gifted with a Makerbot Replicator (5th Gen) to pilot in our elementary school library. Our librarian, Angelique Lackey, and I knew that time was short before the end of the year, but we wanted students to experience the power of creating with this device.

If you search the web for 3D printing curriculum to use in elementary schools, you will find a sparse number of appropriate resources. Most of the “curriculum” turns out to be instructions on using a 3D printer like this, or lists of manipulatives teachers can make on a 3D printer. Angelique and I were looking for something that would be more transformational for our students, however.

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And So a Year Comes to a Close... - Barron Park Maker Studio

And So a Year Comes to a Close... - Barron Park Maker Studio | School Librarian | Scoop.it

"Flashback to the first day of school in August 2014. It seems like such a long time ago but was less than a year ago. The door to the new Makerspace was open at lunch time (I always like to keep a classroom door open when I am in there). Students came in to check what’s there. Was I ready? Not exactly, far from it. Was the room ready? I didn’t think so. Were the students ready? Yes, of course. They were ready yesterday. How could I say no when the door to the room was open and the children were asking? That has been the mantra the entire year in the Makerspace. I responded with a smile and welcomed them.

 

They did it all… They …"

 


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Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas - @gravescolleen

Makerspace Resources and Programming ideas - @gravescolleen | School Librarian | Scoop.it

Check out this great collection of Maker resources from Colleen Graves, Maker, Teacher ,Librarian @lamar_library

 

 


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finkxenon's comment, June 6, 2015 3:05 AM
wonderful :)
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Defining Makerspaces: Part 1 - Renovated Learning

Defining Makerspaces: Part 1 - Renovated Learning | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with criticism.  I was told (not to my face) by a visitor to our school that our library makerspace is not a “real makerspace”.  This same person stated that our woodshop is a “real makerspace” because it has power tools.  She even suggested that I “do some research” on what makerspaces actually are.

Feeling personally insulted aside, what bothers me most about this statement is the concept that some makerspaces are more valid than others and that a makerspace is solely defined by the tools it contains.  I do agree that our woodshop is a makerspace, even though we don’t call it that. Our woodshop is awesome, and I’m so glad that we have a space where students can learn how to use saws, drills and other tools to build awesome projects as part of their curriculum.  Yes, that is a makerspace.

But is my space any less of a makerspace simply because it doesn’t have power tools?  Because it doesn’t have a 3D printer?  Because my students build with LEGOs, K’nex and cardboard?

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 6, 2015 6:43 PM

I do think the definition of 'makerspace' needs to be very liberal - including the use of digital technologies to create artefacts.

LET Team's curator insight, June 6, 2015 9:19 PM

Stay tuned for our own library maker space...coming soon!

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | School Librarian | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | School Librarian | Scoop.it

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'Great children's books of the last 100 years' selected by New York Public Library - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

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'Great children's books of the last 100 years' selected by New York Public Library The Star-Ledger - NJ.com NEW YORK -- Beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children's literature last week as the...
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Form a family reading habit - The Keene Sentinel

Form a family reading habit - The Keene Sentinel | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Form a family reading habit
The Keene Sentinel
As a book lover and voracious reader my whole life, I had exaggerated expectations for how I was going to incorporate books into my children's lives.
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Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries

Designing Libraries - Planning school libraries | School Librarian | 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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karen beck's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:04 PM

helpful for planning a new Learning Commons

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:04 AM

Discusses important considerations when designing the learning environment for modern, 21st Century school libraries.

Marci Milius's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:56 AM

Learning Commons

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School libraries shelve book-boosting plans as more student research goes online - The Sun

School libraries shelve book-boosting plans as more student research goes online - The Sun | School Librarian | Scoop.it
School libraries shelve book-boosting plans as more student research goes online The Sun WILMINGTON -- When the Wilmington High School library got rid of around 5,000 of its books, leaving just a few shelves full, one teacher suggested to librarian...

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26 reasonsroad3

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26 reasonsroad3

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Glenda Morris's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:10 AM

The many reasons why we need teacher librarians in schools - great infographic

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read | School Librarian | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol