School Library Makerspaces in Action, 1st Edition

  • Heather Moorefield-Lang
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440856974
  • ISBN-13: 9781440856976
  • DDC: 025.5
  • 160 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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This book is for any librarian looking for inspiration for their own makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, or DIY locations and how to use these spaces in libraries and educational settings. Contributions from authors around the world address the needs of most all readers, including how to provide the staff training necessary for a successful makerspace. Each chapter is written from an author's personal experience, and with only a little fine-tuning and imagination, many of these ideas can be used throughout all levels, disciplines, and subjects in K-12 education and carry over into higher education. The successes and optimism shared in this collection will inspire librarians and educators to think positively about how to implement maker learning locations, train staff, and use makerspaces in their libraries and classrooms to promote and share new ideas.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Early Grades.
1: #MakerMonday: Inspiring Students to Think with Their Hands.
2: Wide Open Spaces: Creating a School Makerspace in an Open School.
Middle Grades.
3: Makers Gonna Make.
4: A Makerspace Journey of the Middle and Elementary Kind.
5: The Makerspace Evolution.
Upper Grades.
6: Student-Led Makerspaces.
7: The Inclusive Makerspace: Working with English Language Learners and Special Education Students.
8: Stepping Back: Letting Students Lead the Makerspace.
Collaborations, Training, and More.
9: Impact through Connection at School: Public Libraries Creating Impact by Bringing Digital Literacies and Maker Skills into the Classroom.
10: Maker Professional Learning for Educators.
11: Shared Spaces and Makerspaces: A Public Library and School Library Partnership.
Additional Resources and Reading.
About the Editor and Contributors.