We Make Everyday: How you're (most likely) already doing the makerspace thing

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We Make Everyday: How you're (most likely) already doing the makerspace thing

  1. 1. We Make Everyday How you’re (most likely) already doing the makerspace thing Amy Koester | Claire Moore | Justin Hoenke (virtually!)
  2. 2. What is a makerspace, really? ? ? ?
  3. 3. The Maker Attitude: To explore new skills! To create something meaningful!
  4. 4. All you really need... ● interactive activities ● variety of supplies ● plenty of time ● (space)
  5. 5. High-Tech Low-Tech The Maker Spectrum Medium-Tech
  6. 6. The Maker Spectrum High-Tech Low-Tech Medium-Tech
  7. 7. Maker Activities & Programs Start with what you’ve got & build from there.
  8. 8. Low Tech - Build something! Gingerbread Houses Lego Club
  9. 9. Low Tech - Pose a challenge! Marble Runs Marshmallow Towers
  10. 10. Low Tech - Engineer & create! Stamp Art & Cardmaking Duct Tape Designs
  11. 11. Low Tech - Make it mobile! (images from Karen Jensen, Teen Librarian Toolbox) Mobile Craft MakerspaceMobile Lego Makerspace
  12. 12. Medium Tech - Think tech! (netLAB image from Karen Jensen, Teen Librarian Toolbox) Raspberry Pi ProjectsMaKey MaKey & Scratch
  13. 13. Medium Tech - T|E|A Room darienlibrary.org/tearoom
  14. 14. T|E|A Room Programs Medium Tech Stop Motion Low Tech Duct Tape Crafts Medium to High Tech Intro to Soldering
  15. 15. Small Group Discussion: How are you already making in your programs? What supplies can you gather/buy to start making more?
  16. 16. WHAT IS IT??? A place where interest based learning happens.
  17. 17. Small Group Discussion: What can your current community partners offer? Can you think of potential community partners?
  18. 18. Ready...Set...MAKE! Each table should have a simple maker project: ● LED throwies ● papercraft ● marshmallow building ● duct tape bow tie
  19. 19. Resources, etc. Amy Koester | @amyeileenk akoester@stchlibrary.org Claire Moore | @cmm258 cmoore@darienlibrary.org Justin Hoenke | @justinlibrarian justinthelibrarian@gmail.com

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