This page provides the links and downloadables related to our presentation.
For more information about the Paper Bag Activity, check out this post: Cooper Hewitt
We have tried several different pieces of equipment. As we experience them we will continue to add thoughts about tools in makerspaces.
We try to stay up on exciting articles related to making and makerspaces. This does not mean we can keep an exhaustive list. Please check around and set up Google Alerts to keep yourself in the loop. MakerEd, Make Magazine, Edutopia offer articles for educators at a fairly regular interval.
There are also several blogs and websites worth following:
Worlds of Learning: Laura Fleming, a New Jersey educator, recently publish a book as well!
Create, Collaborate, Innovate: Colleen Grave shares her experiences in innovating with makerspace at her school.
Expect the Miraculous: Andy Plemmons, another librarian turned maker, shares his take.
Make: The folks behind so many maker publications also maintain a blog that may be useful to educators.
The Tinkering Studio: Based at the Exploritorium in San Franscico
Agency by Design: Investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies
of maker-centered learning
Books to Check Out:
Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces – free pdf from FabLearn Fellows
Articles to Check Out:
PopUp & Make: Student Designed & Facilitated Makerspaces (Edutopia Article)
Videos for Inspiration:
More resources to come! Please feel welcome and share your resources as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org