Where the Magic Happens: library maker programs | The Maker Issue

The maker zeitgeist has evolved far beyond the day when an educator might set objects—say, a box of robotic LEGOs—in a library corner and call it a “maker lab.” Educators are now focusing on how the maker movement can be truly meaningful: it’s not about where making is happening, but about how creating, experimenting, and collaborating impact education. In addition, some high schoolers tinkering their free periods away can discover a passion—sometimes leading to a future educational focus or even scholarship money.

Source: www.slj.com

How to make space for a Maker Space in your library.

If you are curious about Maker Culture investigate Shannon Mersand’s new online class at UW-Stout: EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture September 28 – November 20, 2015

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