Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. Enjoy! LAIP: Tell us a …

Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. LAIP: Tell us a …

What is a Makerspace? Creativity in the Library | ALA TechSource

ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association, publishes Library Technology Reports and Smart Libraries Newsletter.ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports and Marshall Breeding’s Smart Libraries Newsletter.

Use this helpful checklist to create a Mini Maker Space Cart for Kids filled with STEM & STEAM projects like circuits, art, and tinkering. #ad #ScrubMyWay #TeamSponge

Mini Maker Space Cart for Kids

Use this helpful checklist to create a Mini Maker Space Cart for Kids filled with STEM & STEAM projects like circuits, art, and tinkering.

love for creation and collaboration through technology are at the core of the makerspace movement

Makerspaces: Repurposing School and Community Spaces for Creation and Collaboration

Getting to Know the Makerspace Movement in Education. The Makerspace Movement is Making Waves in Classrooms Everywhere.

The Book Fairy-Goddess: Starting a Makerspace in the Library

Replace 'makerspace' with 'library' or 'school' in this graphic, and you have an organization to which I and my kids would be devoted. The values here will inform decisions regarding use of space and resources in a practical sense.

I’ve compiled some of my best Makerspace resources onto this page.  I’ve been researching this topic extensively, and I will continue to add resources as I discover them. What is the Maker Movement? Thinkers and Tinkers: The Maker Movement

Recently, I had the unfortunate experience of dealing with criticism. I was told (not to my face) by a visitor to our school that our library makerspace is not a “real makerspace”. This same person stated that our woodshop is a

Here are two fun LEGO machines to build – a paper crimper and a circle drawing device! Challenge kids to build these designs or invent their own.  This is a great project for a LEGO club!  What other machines can you build to do something with paper?  Maybe a folding machine? We found the paper...Read More »

LEGO Building Challenge: Machines + Paper

Fun for GIRLS & boys: LEGO Building Challenge: Machines + Paper. How to build a working LEGO paper crimper and a machine that draws circles.

Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge?  This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants.  It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants!  A great STEM / STEAM activity for preschoolers and elementary aged students

Build A Bridge for 21 Elephants

Do you know the story of the Brooklyn Bridge? This fun book for kids tells the tale featuring PT Barnum, a circus and 21 elephants. It also inspired this week's Engineering Science for Kids challenge - build a bridge to hold 21 elephants! A great STEM

When it comes to Makerspaces, many prefer to think of all expensive, whiz-bang technology and equipment.  While that's perfectly fine and great for students, there's a lot of benefits that can come...

Makerspace Wishlist Part 4 DYI & Crafts: When it comes to Makerspaces, many prefer to think of all expensive, whiz-bang technology and equipment. While that's perfectly fine and great for students, there's a lot of benefits that can come.

Great furniture ideas for Makerspaces.

A school makerspace serves as a gathering point for creating and exploring. These spaces aid in increasing student engagement and creating an active learning .

Santa needs a sleigh in order to make his big night rounds. But what happens if Santa's sleigh is down for repairs with no time to spare? He needs a new one of course, and that's where your kids come in to the picture! Are they up for this Santa STEM activity challenge complete with printable? Will they be able to build Santa a new sleigh in time? Holiday theme STEM is exciting for kids. #stemactivities #christmas #STEM #ece #earlylearning

Santa STEM Activity Challenge Build a Sleigh with Free Printable Sheets

Santa needs a sleigh in order to make his big night rounds. But what happens if Santa's sleigh is down for repairs with no time to spare? He needs a new one of course, and that's where your kids come in to the picture! Are they up for this Santa STEM activity challenge complete with printable? Will they be able to build Santa a new sleigh in time? Holiday theme STEM is exciting for kids. #stemactivities #christmas #STEM #ece #earlylearning

Computer coding for kids without the computer! Learn about algorithms with a simple, screen free printable Christmas coding STEM activity and game! We love easy to use holiday STEM activities and this is a perfect addition to our 25 Days of Christmas STEM countdown. Print out three different difficulty levels and have a blast with the kids. Easy science and STEM is what we want to share with you this year.

Christmas Coding STEM Activity Game Free Printable Sheets

Computer coding for kids without the computer! Learn about algorithms with a simple, screen free printable Christmas coding STEM activity and game! We love easy to use holiday STEM activities and this is a perfect addition to our 25 Days of Christmas STEM countdown. Print out three different difficulty levels and have a blast with the kids. Easy science and STEM is what we want to share with you this year.

What’s in a Makerspace? Recommended by Andrea Beaty, author of Rosie Revere Engineer and ONE GIRL [Abrams 2017]. www.andreabeaty.com

High school students in NJ learn circuitry, robotics, modeling and more in a self-driven "Makerspace"

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