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Makerspaces and libraries: How to bring some STEAM into your program

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Makerspace is the new buzz word, and the Maker Education movement is quickly taking hold of the library world. In this session, you can learn what the Maker Movement is and find out some ways to get started bringing Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics into your library program.

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Makerspaces and libraries: How to bring some STEAM into your program

  1. 1. MAKERSPACES & LIBRARIES HOW TO BRING SOME “STEAM” INTO YOUR PROGRAM @DianaLRendina RenovatedLearning.com #FAME14 Edmodo Code: tf47er
  2. 2. A little about me… Media Specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL since 2010 Public library background Worked to incorporate STEM concepts into library Started Makerspace in January 2014
  3. 3. Overview Origins of the Maker Movement Making in the library Tools of the Makerspace Practical ways to get started Examples of Makerspaces in action
  4. 4. WHAT'S THIS WHOLE MAKER THING? A BRIEF HISTORY
  5. 5. Make Magazine
  6. 6. Local Makerspaces, Hackerspaces, and Fab Labs
  7. 7. Reasons to make in the library Students as creators of information, not just consumers Support the mission of providing resources and opportunities for learning Build critical thinking and problem solving skills Foster a culture of creativity and collaboration Allow for play and exploration Support STEAM/Design thinking/PBL/ Genius hour
  8. 8. Tools of the Maker Movement 3D Printers Building tools (LEGOs, K’nex) Small Electronics (littleBits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi) Arts & crafts Take-apart technology Robotics Digital Makerspace - Coding, Minecraft, TinkerCad, Build with Chome
  9. 9. PRACTICAL STUFF HOW THIS CAN FIT IT WITH YOUR MEDIA CENTER PROGRAM
  10. 10. Give ‘em what they want Survey your kids - what kinds of activities do they want to see Have a Makerspace focus group Let them try new things Skype with experts
  11. 11. Gather some supplies Ask around for donations DonorsChoose School funds - Internal, School Advisory Committee, PTSA Grants - remember, this is STEM in action!
  12. 12. Put the supplies out and let them play
  13. 13. Incorporate them into existing events Reading Incentive Parties Maker Fundraisers
  14. 14. Clubs or After-school events If your school has clubs, start a Maker club Offer activities during lunch or recess Collaborate with after-school care
  15. 15. EXAMPLES OF LIBRARY MAKERSPACES
  16. 16. Pop-up & Mini-Makerspaces POP-UP / MINI MAKERSPACES HTTP://MISDLIBRARYINFO.BLOGSPOT.COM/2013/12/TOP-SHELF-MAKERSPACE.HTML, HTTP://WWW.SANDYPS.VIC.EDU.AU/ADMINISTRATION-2/FLEXIBLE-LEARNING-SPACES, HTTP://WWW.NJSTATELIB.ORG/, HTTP:// WWW.TEENLIBRARIANTOOLBOX.COM/2013/11/THE-POP-UPMOBILE-MAKERSPACE-MOMENT.HTML
  17. 17. littleBits bar NEW MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL AMAZING EXAMPLE OF A LIBRARY MAKERSPACE HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=ZZE8NCABAX4
  18. 18. CURTIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HTTP://CURTISELEMENTARYLIBRARY.BLOGSPOT.COM/
  19. 19. THE STEWART MAKERSPACE THE EVOLUTION OF OUR MAKERSPACE
  20. 20. THE BIRTH OF OUR MAKERSPACE JUST A FEW BINS OF K’NEX OUT ON SOME TABLES
  21. 21. K’NEX CLUB GETTING A GROUP FOCUSED ON MAKING STARTED
  22. 22. SHARING WHAT WE LEARNED SKYPING WITH GORRIE
  23. 23. MINI MAKER FAIRE SHARING MAKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY
  24. 24. OUR MAKERSPACE THIS YEAR EXTRA SUPPLIES STORED IN BACKROOM
  25. 25. THE EPIC LEGO WALL HOW WE MADE IT
  26. 26. LEGOS OUR EPIC LEGO WALL
  27. 27. MAKEY MAKEY CREATING AMAZING THINGS FROM EVERYDAY OBJECTS HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=RFQQH7ICCOU
  28. 28. LITTLEBITS SIMPLE ELECTRONICS HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=FPHJ2H1C8JE&LIST=PLHXGG0AWHXDR1N_7MTGXCJAW1REQGSKO4
  29. 29. THE STEAM MAKER CLUB AFTER-SCHOOL CLUB FOCUSED ON MAKER PROJECTS
  30. 30. Final Thoughts Don't worry too much about a physical "Makerspace" - MakerEd is more about the culture Take it one step at a time - it's about letting your kids have a chance to be creative, not about getting all the latest gear Check out resources on Edmodo and RenovatedLearning.com for ideas and inspiration
  31. 31. My information @DianaLRendina RenovatedLearning.com dianalrendina@gmail.com Edmodo code: tf47er

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