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LittleBits #makerspace – reflection

Updating the makerspace activity. LittleBits have brought different groups of students throughout the day. We could do without the little horn but …



• Worlds of Making - Fleming - includes excellent information and ideas for getting started with a makerspace. The book focuses on the high school …



ISTE Librarian Network Makerspace Presentation


5 Reasons Why Maker Days/Labs

As I approached my position as the YA coordinator at a new library, one of the things I knew I wanted to do was to evaluate my maker programming and …


Stony Evans

Your post is inspiring! I am developing a Maker Space in my elementary media center and I love your idea of using student leaders! Thanks for sharing!

Makerspaces in Libraries (Library Technology Essentials)


Gallery image<p>LEGOS: 75+ Ideas, Tips and Hacks<p>Lego activities, hacks, & organizing tips for kids. Tons of ideas! Lego have fun!<p>See More<p>Two Ways to …

The Library as a Makerspace: Celebrating & Inspiring Creativity

Valarie Swayze, Head Editor, INALJ Louisiana<p>Libraries across the globe are participating in the Maker Movement to celebrate the inventions and …

Maker Faire

Thinkers and Tinkers

Australian Universities

Learning with Arduino and Microcontrollers

Last week’s MakerFaire in San Mateo was an amazing experience. The air was alive with creativity, drones, and giant ribbons of flame. Moms, Dads, …


8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace

Hands-on Learning<p>If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."<p>The …


Making Doesn’t Have An Age Limit

July 30, 2015<b>in</b> Makerspaces5 Comments<p>Making Doesn’t Have an Age Limit<p>@DianaLRendina @jhunderhill @venspired Went to a session & speaker said making …


The Stewart Makerspace Journey


Circulating Maker Kits

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County is a small to medium sized library in a fairly conservative and small(ish) Midwest town. It’s …


Library Makerspaces

TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons

Today we’re joined by <b>Librarian and Information Specialist, Shannon Hyman</b>, of Kaechele Elementary School in Virginia who’s here to share her school’s …


Distance Rate and Time for Math/Science/Physics

<b>Appropriate for grade levels 8th to HS</b><p>How does acceleration change from a downward drop, to a flat surface, to an uphill ramp? With Makey Makey and …


Cubelets Robot Construction for Kids | Modular Robotics

Grab the New Cubelets TWELVE Pack! Cubelets® Robot Blocks are a fast and easy way to inspire kids to become better thinkers.<p>$299.95<p>Initiate, Imagine, …


12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom

LEGO Bricks are toys. They’re items that students willingly seek out to play with and get excited to receive as gifts under the Christmas tree. …


How to use Sphero the Robot for incredible STEM lessons

As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things …


ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

Maker station at the ISTE Librarians Digital Age Playground at the 2015 ISTE conference in Philadelphia.<p>The maker movement was front and center at …

School Libraries

How Librarians Are Rockin' the Makerspace Movement

<b>Shhh! You’re in the library!</b> As the great-granddaughter of a librarian, I was brought up to know that the quiet of the library was sacred space. …


5 steps for creating a custom makerspace

Start your makerspace on the right foot with these stepsA couple of years ago, my son won an award in preschool for being “Eager to Learn.” I …


duct tape girls camp crafts {ideas}

Ahh, girls camp. Spending time in the great outdoors, enjoying life unplugged, building relationships and learning new things about yourself, getting …

Back to School Duck Tape Crafts

This post brought to you by Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine.<p>Now that my Princess and I are doing Kindergarten, I need to do Art class with her. I …


Create an Ovals Purse from Duct Tape

(This tutorial was previously published in the book <i>Duct Tape Discovery Workshop</i> by Tonia Jenny, copyright 2014; republished here courtesy of …


How to Make a Duct Tape Bracelet

Cut a 10-inch piece of duct tape from three of the rolls of duct tape. Match up each long edge with the sticky side of the tape inside. This will …