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How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology

How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
"Making" experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love all these great ideas!

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | Daring Ed Tech | 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.


Via Dennis T OConnor
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Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:20 AM

Libraries as a place to invent and share. Libraries as a place to learn and build. Libraries as makerspaces.  

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 11:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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Situating Makerspaces in Schools

Situating Makerspaces in Schools | Daring Ed Tech | Scoop.it
America’s obsession with STEM is dangerous, Fareed Zakaria warns us, and our hunch is that most readers of Hybrid Pedagogy would tend to agree. We, Colin and Josh, certainly do....

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