For Makerspaces in school libraries, see the Librarians section.
Design, Make, Play: growing the next generation of STEM innovators by Margaret Honey (Editor); David E. Kanter (Editor)Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators is a resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and program developers that illuminates creative, cutting edge ways to inspire and motivate young people about science and technology learning. The book is aligned with the National Research Council's new Framework for Science Education, which includes an explicit focus on engineering and design content, as well as integration across disciplines. Extensive case studies explore real world examples of innovative programs that take place in a variety of settings, including schools, museums, community centers, and virtual spaces. Design, Make, and Play are presented as learning methodologies that have the power to rekindle children's intrinsic motivation and innate curiosity about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. A digital companion app showcases rich multimedia that brings the stories and successes of each program--and the students who learn there--to life.
Call Number: Stacks Q181 .D369 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-13
Invent to Learn: making, tinkering, and engineering in the classroom by Sylvia Libow Martinez; Gary S. StagerThere's a technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom.
Call Number: Stacks LB1025.3 .M33736 2013
Publication Date: 2013
Learning in the Making: how to plan, execute, and assess powerful makerspace lessons by Jackie GersteinMaking is a dynamic and hands-on learning experience that directly connects with long-established theories of how learning occurs. Although it hasn't been a focus of traditional education or had a prominent place in the classroom, teachers find it an accessible, exciting option for their students.The maker movement brings together diverse communities dedicated to creating things through hands-on projects. Makers represent a growing community of builders and creators-engineers, scientists, artists, DIYers, and hobbyists of all ages, interests, and skill levels-who engage in experimentation and cooperation.Transferring this innovative, collaborative, and creative mindset to the classroom is the goal of maker education. A makerspace isn't about the latest tools and equipment. Rather, it's about the learning experiences and opportunities provided to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as a school workshop with high-tech tools (e.g., 3D printers and laser cutters) or as small and low-tech as the corner of a classroom with bins of craft supplies. Ultimately, it's about the mindset-not the "stuff."In Learning in the Making, Jackie Gerstein helps you plan, execute, facilitate, and reflect on maker experiences so both you and your students understand how the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of maker education transfer to real-world settings. She also shows how to seamlessly integrate these activities into your curriculum with intention and a clearly defined purpose.
Call Number: Online Book
Publication Date: 2019-08-27
Making Makers: kids, tools, and the future of innovation by AnnMarie ThomasThis is a book for parents and other educators--both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today's youth to be makers--to see the world as something they are actively helping to create. For those who are new to the Maker Movement, some history and introduction is given as well as practical advice for getting kids started in making. For those who are already familiar with the Maker Movement, this book provides biographical information about many of the "big names" and unsung heroes of the Maker Movement while also highlighting many of the attributes that make this a movement that so many people are passionate about.
Call Number: Stacks T173.8 .T46 2014
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Worlds of Making by Laura FlemingGet the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you'll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!
“Getting Started” includes a set of curated, introductory resources are for those new to making or interested in learning more about what making is and its potential impact in education. It also provides practical, concrete ways for integrating making into educational settings. See also Making the Case.
This playbook will help you establish a wonderful new resource in your school, neighborhood, or wider local community. It shares the knowledge and experience from the Makerspace team as well as from those who have already started Makerspaces.
The purpose of Makerspace for Education is to provide educators with a hands-on, creative, user friendly, “anytime, anyplace”, professional development tool that can be used as part of a community of practice.