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HCS Learning Commons newsletter is a dynamic hub, made up of our blended virtual and physical learning commons.  Exciting things happen around literacy, technology, social media, homeschooling and classroom pedagogy.
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Teaching, Tech and Twitter: Making Our Makerspace: Tips, Tricks, Resources & Ideas We Learned About Along the Way

Teaching, Tech and Twitter: Making Our Makerspace: Tips, Tricks, Resources & Ideas We Learned About Along the Way | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
On October 1st, 2015 the very first class entered our STEM lab/Makerspace and it was truly magical. The kids were engaged, they were learning, exploring and discovering the entire time they were in there. It was the moment we had worked so hard when we created this innovative learning space. It was a long journey that our little Makerspace/STEM lab team took to get there and we learned a lot along the way!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 26, 2015 11:41 AM

Great ideas for makerspaces!

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Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it

MakerspacA survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Makerspaces in the learning commons keep libraries relevant in the age of innovation and new technologies!  Science literacy is just another literacy needing more oomph!  Watch for makey makey kits coming your way to our learning commons this fall!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:43 PM

Makerspaces in the learning commons keep libraries relevant in the age of innovation and new technologies!  Science literacy is just another literacy needing more oomph!  Watch for makey makey kits coming your way to our learning commons this fall!

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Is "Maker" Education Ready to Go 1-to-1?

Is "Maker" Education Ready to Go 1-to-1? | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
An all-girls private school in New York City and a Texas district are among the first to provide littleBits' programmable electronics kits to all students or libraries.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Get ready for LittleBits and Pocketlabs to be launched this year at #hcslearns after Christmas in the lower mainland!  yay!

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions | HCS Learning Commons Newsletter | Scoop.it
Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.

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Fun site for your students to learn how to do and make new things!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:29 PM

This site was shared by my friend @dramaticscience in regards to creating new learning pathways and #makered ideas.  Now how to incorporate this into our learning commons Ning as a starting place for passions?