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Free Printable Blank Comic Pages - Inner Child Fun

Free Printable Blank Comic Pages - Inner Child Fun | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Do your kids like to draw comics? Need a quick and easy boredom buster for the kids this Summer? Here’s a free printable for blank comic pages the kids can use to make their own comic books at home!
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Make your own comic

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Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift

Low Tech, High Gains: Starting a Maker Program Is Easier Than You Think - The Digital Shift | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Starting a maker space is easier—and less costly—than you may think.
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idea for getting started

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idea for getting started

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How the DIY Girls Afterschool Program Offers a Path to Technology Careers for Underserved Girls | | InformIT

How the DIY Girls Afterschool Program Offers a Path to Technology Careers for Underserved Girls | | InformIT | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Luz Rivas, founder of DIY Girls, talks about why she founded this afterschool program that creates a makerspace for girls.
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great idea for promoting STEM with our girls

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15 "Summer Camp Style" Friendship Bracelets You Can Make Right Now

15 "Summer Camp Style" Friendship Bracelets You Can Make Right Now | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
A DIY guide to the original arm party.
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my favorite from middle school when I was a kid

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Imagination Foundation

Imagination Foundation | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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Collect cardboard from local businesses for the cardboard challenge

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Librarians on the Fly: Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library

Librarians on the Fly: Baby Steps to creating a Makerspace in the Library | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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ideas for a small makerspace

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Make: Spinbot Kits | Maker Shed

Make: Spinbot Kits | Maker Shed | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Make: Spinbot Kits and more available online at makershed.com, brought to you by Make Magazine. Get inspiration for your next DIY electronics or craft project or shop our selection of components and kits for makers of all ages!
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Spinbots as makerspace event

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Origami Instructions - Instructions on How to Make Origami

Origami Instructions - Instructions on How to Make Origami | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The best site to fold origami! Follow our photo instructions step by step. No annoying diagrams here. Fold classics such as origami crane and lily, and other popular origami like ninja star,
water balloon and many more!
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Origami as a makerspace event

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Maker Stations Popping Up in Libraries Across the Country | At Your Library

Maker Stations Popping Up in Libraries Across the Country | At Your Library | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
From big city libraries, like Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, to small-town libraries like the one in Fayetteville, N.Y., libraries across the country are revamping their library spaces and library stereotypes with Maker Stations.
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Links to libraries with makerspaces.

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Playbook

Playbook | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
What do you need to know to get your Makerspace up and running? The Makerspace Playbook guides those who are hoping to start a Makerspace at their school or in their community. We welcome your feed...
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Free playbook with tips and tricks

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The Hour of Code is coming

The Hour of Code is coming | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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Hour of Code, first annual, both computer and analog activities

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Blog - littleBits

littleBits is an opensource library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun.
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Great product for learning electronics. safe for kids

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Teach Kids how to Code, Make Apps and 3-D Models With These Tools - The Digital Shift

Teach Kids how to Code, Make Apps and 3-D Models With These Tools - The Digital Shift | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The best applications for teaching basic programming skills—no geek cred required to use them successfully in your classroom or library. Other apps enable kids to build 3-D models, which they can print, too.
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apps for introducing coding skills

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12 Amazing DIY Nail Art Designs Using Scotch Tape

12 Amazing DIY Nail Art Designs Using Scotch Tape | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
If you've ever wondered how girls get perfectly geometric nail art, the execution probably involved something as simple as cut-up Scotch tape. These simple visual tutorials show you how to make...
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Would you consider this a makerspace activity? My students would probably say YES!

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Getting Started: Bead Stringing

Getting Started: Bead Stringing | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewelry for the first time. This article discusses the tools, supplies, and related information you need to start making beaded jewelry.
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Simple bead jewelry

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KnittingHelp.com - How to Knit: A Complete Introduction for Beginners Part 1

KnittingHelp.com - How to Knit: A Complete Introduction for Beginners Part 1 | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
KnittingHelp.com - Grab your knitting needles and yarn and get ready to learn how to knit! How to Knit: A complete introduction for beginners is a step-by-step tutorial for new knitters to follow along and learn to...
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Beginning knitting or crocheting

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Welcome to How to Draw Manga — Manga University

Welcome to How to Draw Manga — Manga University | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The Official How to Draw Manga / Manga University website, with free tutorials, manga, videos, an online store and mailing list.
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Manga art as a makerspace event

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Zentangle - Zentangle

Zentangle - Zentangle | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Zentangle is an enjoyable and uplifting artform for all ages and skill levels.
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Zentangle as a makerspace event

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources - OEDB.org

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.
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links to makerspace guides and articles about them

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Schedule

Schedule | Library Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Camp Schedule This year's lineup features a DIY project each morning and a Google+ Hangout every afternoon where we'll introduce you to projects, makers, and the exciting world of the maker movemen...
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2013's recorded Google chats and maker assignments from Maker Camp

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