With the 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge ongoing, we revisit the continuing success of some of our past grantees.
Posts Tagged: Making
Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. Session Info In our interactive session for “Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom,” we really let our participants drive the learning. We started out with […]
Through interest-driven learning and making, the Global Cardboard Challenge by our partner, Imagination Foundation, puts the principles of connected learning into practice while celebrating youth creativity in an annual day of play.
In an effort to reach more patrons and spread innovation, librarians are taking their digital learning and staff development programs on the road.
In this Q&A, researchers Shirin Vossoughi and Meg Escudé delve into the dynamics of interaction and learning within spaces of making, with a focus on issues of culture and equity.
The summer before freshman year at college can be tricky—filled with anticipation, transitions, and sometimes nerves. For teens participating in a college preparation program at the Free Library of Philadelphia last summer, it was also filled with making, film production, and creating a set of badges for younger kids.
If you’ve been following the growing buzz about maker-centered learning, you’ve probably heard someone somewhere say that learning from failure is an important aspect of any making experience. Slogans like “fail early, fail often” and “failing forward” are now popular refrains throughout the maker-sphere. What’s meant by “failure” in this context, of course, is iteration. […]
The Maker Certificate Program, based out of Sonoma State University, provides a professional development opportunity for educators looking to create and develop an environment of making in and outside of traditional classroom settings.
Some enthusiasts of digital media in learning and inclusion of making/tinkering as a learning activity — including myself — believe that talking about tinkering while doing it, in person and online, can enhance social contexts for peer learning and for learning thinking skills. Although the contemporary availability of resources such as YouTube and Arduino seems […]
The Mozilla Foundation launches a worldwide celebration of web literacy this week, bringing tens of thousands of digital enthusiasts together for ‘Maker Parties’ that place internet learning and making at the center of 21st-century citizenship. Focused on the use of Webmaker tools, Maker Parties include young people as well as adult educators, all with the […]