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Dive into the Maker Movement

Dive into the Maker Movement | School Librarians | 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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Library as Makerspace: Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers

Library as Makerspace:  Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers | School Librarians | Scoop.it
As part of our makerspace initiative this year (please see this blog post and this slidedeck here) and inspired by the work of the Sacramento Public Library, one of my focal points is thinking abou...
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Maker Spaces in Libraries? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Maker Spaces in Libraries? | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | School Librarians | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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Disney Helps Us MaKeyMaKey A Better Future From Scratch

Disney Helps Us MaKeyMaKey A Better Future From Scratch | School Librarians | Scoop.it
My students need 10 MaKey MaKey kits, Play-Doh to use as a conductor, books on Scratch programming, and extra alligator clips to design video games about sustainability. Children learn best by making things, whether physical or virtual This quote from Cynthia Solomon explains what our students already know - concepts are much easier to grasp when you are given...
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Turning A Library Into A Maker Space

The next time someone tells you that libraries have no function because of the growing popularity of e-readers, direct them towards the Westport Library--a Connecticut library that just opened a MakerSpace--a place where people can tinker and...
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