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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 | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | 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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Tamara Cox's curator insight, November 14, 2013 1:32 PM

apps for introducing coding skills

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A Handy Guide To Maker Culture, For Kids Ages 1 To 100 - Co.Design

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A Handy Guide To Maker Culture, For Kids Ages 1 To 100. Fusing 3-D printing and DIY robotics with traditional crafts like woodworking and metalworking, the maker movement is booming.

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Maker Movement gets kids dreaming of innovation by making slime, etc. - Cronkite News

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Maker Movement gets kids dreaming of innovation by making slime, etc.
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Gangplank is part of the Maker Movement, a nationwide drive to bring creation back into everyday life, whether that's purple slime or a new microprocessor.

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The Centered School Library: Details about Ditching Dewey

The Centered School Library: Details about Ditching Dewey | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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STUDENT PROFILES: Quin Etnyre: What If Every Kid Could Learn through Tinkering?

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STUDENT PROFILES: Quin Etnyre: What If Every Kid Could Learn through Tinkering?


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STUDENT PROFILES: Quin Etnyre: What If Every Kid Could Learn through Tinkering?
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Create a Maker Club, Start a Movement - The Power of Starting Small

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My goals in creating the Maker Club were to “empower students to become confident creators and tinkerers who can design and collaborate on projects”.

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John Parker's curator insight, April 18, 2014 6:40 AM

Here's a solution of WHEN to do a Maker's Club or activity in the library after school.

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Awesome Invention These Teens Made To Help Their Classmate (VIDEO)

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Whether it's dropping off textbooks between classes or grabbing their lunch, most high school students make a stop to their locker at least one point during the day -- and they probably don't think twice about the effort it takes to open it.

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John Parker's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:39 AM

Making with  a social purpose!

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3D Printing May Be The Future: Cricut Explore Is Now - Forbes

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When you look at the maker movement, the DIY trends, you see people solving real-world problems when they get access to technology.

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The Unquiet Library-A Makerspace Culture of Learning (Buffy Hamilto...

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Teen Makerspaces @ Your Library

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: Teen Makerspaces @ Your Library | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“ I actually just wrote a proposal at my library to create a Mobile Makerspace at my library. Why mobile? We are a smaller branch with limited space, so I can't create a makerspace in the open parts of my library.”
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3D Printing in the Classroom: 7 Reasons Why Every School Should Have a 3D Printer

3D Printing in the Classroom: 7 Reasons Why Every School Should Have a 3D Printer | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“ Are you considering acquiring a 3D printer for your school? Here's why a 3D printer is an absolute necessity in middle schools, high schools and colleges.”
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Teen Tech Week DIY 2014: Duct Tape, Squishy Circuits, and Makey Makey

Teen Tech Week DIY 2014:  Duct Tape, Squishy Circuits, and Makey Makey | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“ On our first day of Teen Tech Week, we had fun creating tech cord covers and friendship bracelets; several students returned Tuesday to continue working on those crafts. On Wednesday, we brought o...”
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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education

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“ If you have been following my blog series on The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, you know that I am using this opportunity, given all the press on flipped classroom, to discuss a model of teac...”
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Is Making Learning? Considerations as education embraces the Maker Movement

Is Making Learning? Considerations as education embraces the Maker Movement | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Of late, folks in my corner of the educational world have been jazzed about the intersections of maker culture and education. I'm super excited too - and even pleasantly surprised. A couple of year...

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Beyond the Maker Movement: How the ChangeMakers Are the Future of Education

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In Silicon Valley, there’s a lot of talk about  The Maker Movement.

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John Parker's curator insight, April 16, 2014 6:46 AM

Another "must read" article for educators 

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MAKE – Google+ - Teaching kids to tinker has its rewards — just not…

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Teaching kids to tinker has its rewards — just not immediately. 'Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff' author Curt Gabrielson on the joys and laments.… (Tinkering with Kids: Get in It for the Long Haul | MAKE.

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John Parker's curator insight, March 23, 2014 1:44 PM

Long haul = lifetime = systemic change

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Library Genre Shelving

This Prezi defines our library's genres and where they are located on the shelves.

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Hacking the Art of Tinkering (with a 3 year old and a 5 year old) - AnnMarie Thomas- Making Makers

Hacking the Art of Tinkering (with a 3 year old and a 5 year old) - AnnMarie Thomas- Making Makers | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Karen Wilkinson and Mike Petrich of the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio have produced the most beautiful book on Makers and their work that I have ever seen.

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Tinkering for a Cause: 12-Year-Old Builds Affordable Braille Printer from Legos

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Are you smarter than a 7th grader? In this case of Shubham Banerjee, few of us can say yes.

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Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM

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Maker education allows girls to experience in a tangible way how they can apply STEM skills to solve real problems. (RT @isteconnects: 92% of girls engaged in STEM subjects believe they are smart enough to pursue a #STEM career.

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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

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As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from anot (RT @NMCorg: The #Maker Movement incites creativity.

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Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“ The most important resource for creating a successful library maker space—whether in a school or public library—is one’s own community, according to librarians Justin Hoenke, Amy Koester, and Michelle Cooper.”
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Embracing Messy Learning

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“ Learning is a messy process -- and authentic, project-based learning immerses us in unique parts of this mess. There are days when my check-ins with students reveal that many young people are lost or”
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MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every US public school

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“ ZDNet MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every US public school CNET MakerBot wants to put a 3D printer in every US public school. The 3D-printing company is "on a mission," according to Chief Executive Bre Pettis.”
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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | Denver Mini ...

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | Denver Mini ... | Makerspace in the Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“Ellyssa Kroski March 12, 2013 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. In libraries they ...”
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