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John Evans

Small Tech, Big Impact: Designing My Maker Space | School Library Journal - 2 views

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    "I didn't think 2015 would be the year I created a teen maker space, but it was-and it turned out to be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience. After six months of planning, our maker space at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Ohio, where I am the YA services coordinator, opened last month.
    How did it come together? Organically. It began during our teen summer reading program seven months ago, when I hosted a few extremely popular Maker Mondays. Our children's librarian, Debbie Baker, and I created a collection of circulating maker-related titles. We also assembled 20 small circulating maker kits with Snap Circuits (kits for creating objects with electronic circuitry), stop-motion animation materials, and LEGO. These were such a hit that a dedicated maker space seemed ideal for us. Ideal-until we considered our budget and space restraints.
    We started planning anyway. Our process began with a lot of research, online and in person, visiting libraries and maker faires. There was heavy-duty continuing ed: online workshops and webinars, many hosted by School Library Journal. We knew that a maker space would benefit our community, but we couldn't see how to make it happen. With time and goal adjustments, we reached the finish line and launched in January."
John Evans

The Adventures of Library Girl: #30secondbooktalk Challenge! It's ON! (Like Donkey Kong!) - 2 views

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    "A couple of months ago when Brad Gustafson (principal/lead learner at Greenwood Elementary School in Plymouth Minnesota), asked me if I wanted to help him create a "book talk" play-off podcast, of course I jumped at the chance. Since then, we've been plotting, scheming, designing, collaborating (mostly over Voxer) and collecting video book talks from some of the finest educators on the planet, so that we can bring you (insert drum roll here) ... 

    The #30secondbooktalk Podcast Challenge!!!! 
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John Evans

Spanish-Language Apps: A Starter Collection| Touch and Go | School Library Journal - 0 views

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    "In 2014, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a research lab focusing on children, digital media, and education published Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids. (free on iBooks). A Spanish-language edition of the guide, Apps en familia, became available last fall as an iBook and downloadable PDF. The 20-page booklet addresses the educational value of digital media and offers best practice suggestions. Research-based findings on using apps and recommendations on some of the family activities available through them-from creating photo albums to bird watching-are also included. A separate section answers parents' questions and provides resources for locating quality products.
    Share the guide and some of our Spanish-language and bi-lingual app recommendations for children with the adults who use your library, and if you don't have any Spanish-language apps on your library devices, it's time to begin a collection. The annotations below excerpted from the School Library Journal reviews when available; title links will bring you to the full review, price links to iTunes, Google Play, or Nook downloads. All of the apps listed are available in the United States. Feel free to add the titles of some of your favorites."
John Evans

The Library Voice: GeoGuessr Now Available On Your iPhone and iPad....Get Your Students... - 2 views

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    "As I was looking through Twitter yesterday, I was very excited to see this tweet from our friends at GeoGuessr. 

    We can now explore the world with GeoGuessr with an iPad and iPhone using the new app.  

    What fun news this is for our learners....and for all of us to play the best geography game online anywhere. "
John Evans

The Library Voice: Hour Of Code from Code.org Is Right Around The Corner....Sign Up & C... - 1 views

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    "One of my favorite events of the year will be here in a few weeks.  It is called Hour of Code and there is something exciting for everyone!"
John Evans

Partnering with the Denton Public Library - Soldering Workshop | Create, Collaborate, I... - 0 views

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    "At the Denton mini-maker faire, I noticed Trey of Denton Public Library was teaching young children to solder! I was so excited about this empowering activity, I asked if he'd collaborate with me and come teach my high school students to solder during one of our makerspace lunch events.

    So for two days last week, Trey brought 10 soldering stations, some Makey badges, and a whole lot of knowledge.  I loved how Trey told the students, "It's tool, don't be afraid of it, just respect it.""
John Evans

McPherson Square Library's Fall Fest! | MakerJawn - 1 views

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    "McPherson Square Library, a site that launched Maker programming just last month, held a Fall Festival this past weekend. Maker Jawn was invited to attend and host an activity table. Gavin and I went, ready for some animation with a set of iPads and a big box of Play Doh. We decided to do stop motion animation because the event was projected to have hundreds of attendees and from experience we know that this activity is usually a crowd-pleaser, and one that doesn't require a lot of consumable supplies. Because the theme of the Festival was food and nutrition related, Gavin brought a recent plaster cast of his teeth, which proceeded to eat all different kinds of Play Doh creations."
John Evans

Program & Event Posters - Winnipeg Public Library - 2 views

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    "Need a poster or flyer of a library event to share with your group? Download our event posters and print or share them with your network, class or organization! Help us spread the word on all the great things happening at the library."
John Evans

How to make a $100 makerspace for your library | The DHMakerBus - 4 views

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    "Working with the MakerBus we've had to learn how to do a lot with very little. This is the first instalment of a three-part series exploring how to create library makerspaces with very little (the $100 makerspace), moderate (the $1000 makerspace), and a ludicrous (the $1,000,000 makerspace) amounts of funding. Follow along as we share our experience and insight about how to make the most of your funding to create an awesome space for creative play."
John Evans

How to make a $1000 makerspace for your library | The DHMakerBus - 1 views

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    "Last week we explored ideas for building a $100 library makerspace. This week we're increasing our budget 10 fold and exploring how to build a $1000 library makerspace. While our budget has gone up significantly, we'll still have to be strategic about how we spend our money."
John Evans

Delaware boy creates prosthetic hand with library 3D printer | 6abc.com - 3 views

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    "CLAYMONT, Del. (WPVI) -- The library can be a very resourceful place.

    But 10-year-old Colin Consavage of Claymont, Delaware took his knowledge to a whole new level, going to a public library and using a 3D printer to create a human-like hand.

    "I was already pretty interested in bionics," Colin told Action News Thursday.
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John Evans

dianarendinapresents - Making Your Library Epic - 2 views

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    "Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning"
John Evans

Three Maker Apps to Spark Young Imaginations | School Library Journal - 2 views

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    "Last year, at an event where teens showcased apps that they created for a competition, I spoke with the high school boys who won first prize. They expressed surprise at their achievement. "We built something, thought it worked, tested it, only to find out that there were snags," one of them said. "We started again, got a little farther along, and had to stop again. This happened over and over."
    Their comments highlight what the maker movement is and isn't. It's not about the stuff: the 3-D printers, the soldering irons, the sewing machines, the iPads, or the craft materials. A successful experience is about learning and innovation. That's what those teenagers discovered as they worked through the iterations of their app, and it's something to keep in mind as you consider software for your libraries. Below are three of my favorite maker apps."
John Evans

Are You Starting a K5 Library MakerSpace? | LifePractice Learning - 5 views

  • We want to understand that building a makerspace is less about the “stuff” and more about the process of learning. You can have kids building something out of donated cardboard or styrofoam (
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    "Question:
    A librarian in our district has been asked to build a library makerspace with k-5 students who they come into her library once a week!

    How do I help her organize her activities, materials, and time? In my very limited experience I see two options:

    same theme with different tools for K-5
    stations rotated every other week or month?"
John Evans

The Book Fairy-Goddess: STEM and STEAM Centers in the Library - 1 views

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    "Last year I started Makerspaces in my library as a way to give my students more opportunities to be "hands-on" in their learning.  (You can read about my Makerspace beginnings here.)  I definitely learned a lot by jumping right in, and as with most things, found that some parts worked great while others needed some tweaking.  At the end of the year, I did an informal survey with mainly 3rd through 5th grade asking them "What lesson/activity did you enjoy the most in the library" and MANY of them mentioned our Makerspace activities.   I was super happy to hear that, and planned on continuing Makerspaces again this year."
John Evans

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015 | School Library Journal - 1 views

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    "The maker movement was front and center at the 2015 ISTE conference-and that's a good thing for me. After following maker initiatives with great interest for some time now, I have the opportunity to design a maker space this year for 6th-12th grade students at my school, Worcester (MA) Academy.

    A search of this year's program at ISTE, held June 28 to July 1 in Philadelphia, using the term "constructivist learning/maker movement" resulted in 67 related sessions. The ISTE Librarians Network hosted a maker station at their Digital Age Playground and convened a panel on library maker spaces, featuring elementary and middle school librarians, a school administrator, and the coordinator of a public library maker initiative. Vendors and exhibitors demonstrated tools, lessons, and ideas for maker spaces. Meanwhile, a four-hour Maker Playground Wednesday morning drew a huge crowd of attendees.

    One of my goals at the conference was to gather ideas and tips to help me create my library's maker space. Here are some highlights of what I discovered at ISTE."
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