Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace -- THE Journal

7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace -- THE Journal | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
An increasing number of K-12 schools are transforming classrooms, libraries or other spaces into Informal workshop environments where students can tinker or invent, and with good reason. According to The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition, "Makerspaces are also increasing student exposure to STEM subjects and technical disciplines. Learners are applying maker skills to address some of the world's pressing challenges with innovative solutions."

But how do makerspaces get started? THE Journal spoke with several experts, who shared their insights into the makerspace planning phase — not just designing or equipping the space itself but preparing the students and staff so that they're able to make the best possible use of it.

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Create an Amazing Low-tech Library Makerspace

Create an Amazing Low-tech Library Makerspace | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Unless you live under a rock or are completely off the grid when it comes to technology, you’re probably aware of the maker movement. However, if you need a refresher, I made an infographic. The maker movement is such an exciting time for students and teachers alike! Yet, while a part of you is excited, the other part of you is flooded with the reasons why you just can’t start a makerspace right now.

“I have no money.”
“I’m just not super comfortable with technology.”
“We don’t have devices at my school.”
“I don’t have the space.”
“I don’t have the schedule that allows me to teach the kids how to do the stuff.” 


I find this to be incredibly unfortunate. Not unfortunate in that I wish you had more money and were more comfortable with technology (although I sympathize), but unfortunate in that you think you need both of those to start a makerspace. With the massive amount of information out there about makerspaces, somewhere along the way, the term “maker” became synonymous with words like “3-D printing” and “robots.”

My husband loves woodworking and I like building computers. Am I more of a “maker” than he is? Am I being less of a maker when I use zip-ties and soda caps to fix my son’s toy car rather than 3-D printing a replacement part? Absolutely not!


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kathymcdonough's curator insight, September 22, 2016 5:49 AM
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How #Libraries Fit in the Future of #Learning by Amy Brown

How #Libraries Fit in the Future of #Learning by Amy Brown | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.

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Sorrell Williams's curator insight, January 22, 2016 5:08 PM

As the world evolves so should the libraries.

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, January 25, 2016 4:16 AM

Detta är kanske något som både våra skolbibliotek och kommunala bibliotek ska tänka på inför framtiden?? #makerspace

Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 28, 2016 11:34 AM

This article asks and answers the question: Where do libraries fit into the future of learning?

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How to Build an Epic LEGO Wall

How to Build an Epic LEGO Wall | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
This post is a tutorial on how to build your own Epic LEGO Wall.  I've had many, many people ask me how to build a LEGO wall, and while there's tons of great information out there, I'm going to put...

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How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
There is magic found in rolling up your sleeves & tackling a project, a sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas.

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AMPARO PÉREZ BENAJAS's curator insight, October 23, 2015 8:01 AM

i like it

AMPARO PÉREZ BENAJAS's curator insight, October 23, 2015 8:41 AM

#habidig5

Moyane Louis's curator insight, October 25, 2015 1:10 PM

sometimes the curriculum that teacher follow cause impediments in teaching and learning.. if the curriculum is not flexible enough then how are you going to "roll you sleeve" is there are no resources in the classroom. 

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5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers

5 Reasons I Want My Kids to Be Makers | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

1. Making creates authentic experiences for learning.


2. Making deepens social and emotional skills. 


3. Making is not just limited to science, tech, engineering or math (STEM).


4. Making teaches kids how to fail. 


5. Making is accessible to anyone.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/




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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:25 PM

Are your kids makers?

Cammie Dunaway's curator insight, October 17, 2014 8:05 PM

  Heres to less consuming and more making!

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2014 9:51 PM

So many of my student like to keep their hands and/or bodies moving.  They become engaged .

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What's driving the Maker Movement?

What's driving the Maker Movement? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
PSFK Labs expert explores the big ideas found in The #MakersManual

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 2014 12:21 PM
PSFK Labs expert explores the big ideas found in The #MakersManual


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—via  Educator Innovator

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—via  Educator Innovator | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 7, 2016 3:07 PM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 2016 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Makerspaces - Literature review


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Which Tools for Tomorrow’s Makerspace by HOANG ANH PHAN from FABLAB SAIGON

Hoang Anh Phan from Fablab Saigon (https://fablabsaigon.wordpress.com/) discusses possible tools for makerspaces of tomorrow @innovASEAN SEA ...

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MakerSpace Smackdown

Short presentation on makerspaces in school and public libraries created for the South Carolina Association for School Librarians Conference

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Maker Space | Rice University - Safety Guidelines | Best PracTICE

Maker Space | Rice University - Safety Guidelines | Best PracTICE | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace




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