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Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth
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Everyday makerspaces: Low-tech, highly engaging library programming for youth

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These slides accompanied a July 2014 webinar for the Education Institute (Ontario Library Association).

These slides accompanied a July 2014 webinar for the Education Institute (Ontario Library Association).

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  • 1. Everyday Makerspaces: Low-Tech, Highly Engaging Library Programming for Youth ! ! Amy Koester
  • 2. Hi there! Amy Koester ! Children’s Librarian ! St. Charles City-County Library District in Missouri, USA
  • 3. Today we’ll discuss… What constitutes a makerspace How makerspaces align with library goals Using a STEAM framework for maker activities Resources to help YOU make at your library
  • 4. Today we’ll discuss… What constitutes a makerspace How makerspaces align with library goals Using a STEAM framework for maker activities Resources to help YOU make at your library
  • 5. Today we’ll discuss… What constitutes a makerspace How makerspaces align with library goals Using a STEAM framework for maker activities Resources to help YOU make at your library
  • 6. Today we’ll discuss… What constitutes a makerspace How makerspaces align with library goals Using a STEAM framework for maker activities Resources to help YOU make at your library
  • 7. What is this “makerspace” thing?
  • 8. Making is really an attitude. Explore new skills! Create something meaningful!
  • 9. Makerspace = Interactive activities Variety of supplies Plenty of time (Space)
  • 10. Makerspace = A sense of accomplishment & personal empowerment.
  • 11. So how do makerspaces fit library goals? Programs & services Lifelong learners Community engagement The third space
  • 12. Makerspaces are simply another iteration of the programming we already offer. !
  • 13. Let’s talk maker programs.
  • 14. STEAM as a Framework
  • 15. The Maker Spectrum Low-tech = materials primarily on hand, minimal prior experience with the activities Medium-tech = some specialty materials, some prior experience with the activities High-tech = significant supplies investment, expertise is a huge plus
  • 16. The Maker Spectrum Low-tech = materials primarily on hand, minimal prior experience with the activities Medium-tech = some specialty materials, some prior experience with the activities High-tech = significant supplies investment, expertise is a huge plus
  • 17. The Maker Spectrum Low-tech = materials primarily on hand, minimal prior experience with the activities Medium-tech = some specialty materials, some prior experience with the activities High-tech = significant supplies investment, expertise is a huge plus
  • 18. The Maker Spectrum Low-tech = materials primarily on hand, minimal prior experience with the activities Medium-tech = some specialty materials, some prior experience with the activities High-tech = significant supplies investment, expertise is a huge plus
  • 19. Low-tech Maker Program: Build Something Gingerbread Houses Supplies: milk cartons graham crackers icing candy Engineering, Art
  • 20. Low-tech Maker Program: Build Something LEGO Club Supplies: LEGO bricks (Building platforms) (Challenges) (Display space) Engineering, Art, Math
  • 21. Low-tech Maker Program: Design Challenge Marble Run Mania Supplies: marbles recyclables scissors electric tape Science, Engineering, Art, Math
  • 22. Low-tech Maker Program: Design Challenge Marshmallow Towers Supplies: mini marshmallows toothpicks design books Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
  • 23. Low-tech Maker Program: Craft & Create Cardmaking Crafternoon Supplies: paper art supplies scissors, glue, & tape papercraft books Engineering, Art, Math
  • 24. Low-tech Maker Program: Craft & Create Duct Tape Designs Supplies: lots of duct tape scissors duct tape craft books (internet access) Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
  • 25. Low-tech Maker Program: Build a World Bonjour, Paris! Supplies: papercraft templates scissors, glue, & tape coloring utensils Engineering, Art image from made by joel
  • 26. Low-tech Maker Program: Build a World Recycled Doll Houses Supplies: recycled cardboard old magazines scissors, glue, & tape dolls/figurines Engineering, Art, Math
  • 27. Low-tech Maker Program: Build a World Playground Adventures Supplies: shoe boxes books on simple machines craft supplies & paint chips scissors, glue, & tape Science, Engineering, Art
  • 28. Poll 1 What types of low-tech maker programs can you envision offering at your library?
  • 29. Medium-tech Maker Program: Get Wired MaKey MaKey Supplies: MaKey MaKey kits computers with USB ports Science, Technology, Engineering
  • 30. Medium-tech Maker Program: Get Wired Scratch Games Supplies: computers with internet access computer with projection capabilities Technology, Art, Math
  • 31. Medium-tech Maker Program: Get Wired Squishy Circuits Supplies: Squishy Circuits kits conductive dough Science, Technology, Engineering, Art image from Make:
  • 32. Medium-tech Maker Program: It’s Alive! Art Bots Supplies: cheap electric toothbrushes pool noodles craft supplies markers Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
  • 33. Medium-tech Maker Program: It’s Alive! Bristle Bots Supplies: Bristle Bot Party Pack kit side cutters & wire strippers race course Science, Technology, Engineering image from Anne Clark, www.sotomorrowblog.com
  • 34. Poll 2 What types of medium-tech maker programs can you envision offering at your library?
  • 35. No space? No problem! ! Mobile Makerspaces ! à la Karen Jensen @ Betty Warmack Branch Library (TX) image from Teen Librarian Toolbox
  • 36. Don’t forget to tap community partners! ! Local Businesses, Tech Startups, & Non-profits ! à la Justin Hoenke @ Chattanooga Public Library (TN)
  • 37. Find your best resources.
  • 38. Online Resources Make It @ Your Library Blogs Teen Librarian Toolbox so tomorrow Imagine | Make | Play search “library + maker” wikiHow
  • 39. Community Experts Local children’s/science museums Local artists STEM-area businesses Hobby societies
  • 40. Raid Your Non-fiction Stacks! Find those how-to books! Think about what topics will pique kids’ interests
  • 41. Purchasing Supplies Consider how you can repurpose and/or add on to what you already have Peruse your local dollar store Always solicit reviews & recommendations
  • 42. Seeking Donations LEGOs Gently used equipment Financial contributions Friends of the Library image “OIC—Donations” by flickr user Joe Schueller, Creative Commons licensed
  • 43. Poll 3 What maker/STEAM resources are you going to tap following this webinar?
  • 44. Go forth and make!
  • 45. Questions? Comments? Ideas? ! Let’s chat! ! @amyeileenk ! amy.e.koester@gmail.com ! http:// showmelibrarian.blogspot.com image “Question Box” by flickr user Raymond Bryson, Creative Commons licensed

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