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For more information about the Paper Bag Activity, check out this post: Cooper Hewitt

Interested in an easy and fun paper craft activity like the paper airplane? Check out these posts under paper crafts! If you are interested in general activity ideas click here.

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

Bay Area Maker Educators

Books to Check Out:

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

The Third Teacher

The Art of Tinkering

Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators

Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces – free pdf from FabLearn Fellows publishes a number of helpful Playbooks. Youth Makerspace Playbook and Makerspace Playbook are just a couple.

Articles to Check Out:

       PopUp & Make: Student Designed & Facilitated Makerspaces (Edutopia Article)

       “A Review of University MakerSpaces”

Videos for Inspiration:

Caine’s Arcade

Dale Dougherty’s TED Talk: We Are Makers

Ayah Bedir’s TED Talk on littleBits

AnnMarie Thomas’s TED Talk on Squishy Circuits

Emily Pilloton’s TED Talk on Teaching Design for Change

More resources to come! Please feel welcome and share your resources as well. Email

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