Conclusion: #MakerEd in the school library is a good thing!

Making      +         Books      =   Learning

Having learned about and participated in the Maker Movement these past few weeks as part of CEP 811, I am convinced that making supports school library curriculum and will enhance the learning of my elementary students and staff.  I have read articles, blogposts, and book chapters, and watched TED talks, educational lectures and other presentations.  I have thought about learning space design, and was reminded of the complexities of learning theories.  I have experimented with maker kits and new software tools.  I even created an infographic here that explains what I have learned throughout this course.

Maker Ed in the School Library

Reference list

Ballard, S., Fontichiaro, K., & Sullivan, P. Think, create, share, grow: Setting the stage for collaborative inquiry [PDF document]. Retrieved from http://fontichiaro.com/uploads/2012/ala-environment.pdf

Halverson, E.R. & Sheridan, K. (2014). The maker movement in education. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 495-465. Retrieved from /content/SS15/CEP/811/SS15-CEP-811-733-97EFZZ-EL-14-204/Halverson&Sheridan_MakerMovementinEducation_2014.pdf

Hlubinka, M. (2013, August 21). Stocking up school makerspaces. Retrieved from: http://makezine.com/2013/08/21/stocking-up-school-makerspaces/

Preddy, L. (2013). Creating school library “makerspace”. School Library Monthly, 29(5). Retrieved from https://teamhughmanatee.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/preddy-creating-school-library-e2809cmakerspacee2809d.pdf

Sheridan, K. Halverson, E.R., Litts, B.K., Brahms, L, Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Owens, T. (2014) Learning in the making: A comparative case-study of three maker spaces. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 505-565. Retrieved from /content/SS15/CEP/811/SS15-CEP-811-733-97EFZZ-EL-14-204/Sheridanetal_ComparativeCaseStudyofThreeMakerSpaces_2014.pdf

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