Category Archives for : Advocates

Meaningful 3D Printing: The Chess Project

Meaningful 3D Printing: The Chess Project

Integrating 3D printing in a meaningful way has been a challenge for me. Elementary-age students struggle with the disconnect between.

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6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

One of the goals of my newest book, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, was to highlight best practices.

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How to Build a Drone Cage for Your Makerspace!

How to Build a Drone Cage for Your Makerspace!

When I first tell people that I teach programming and allow my elementary students to pilot drones in our library,.

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English Language Learners (ELL) and School Libraries

English Language Learners (ELL) and School Libraries

This past week I had the pleasure of presenting to the New Jersey English Language Learners Advisory Committee on behalf.

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Creating Digital Badges With Google Drawings

Creating Digital Badges With Google Drawings

I have been exploring the world of digital badges for quite some time now. It’s a great way to give.

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Singing in the Stacks: A Makerspace with STYLE

Singing in the Stacks: A Makerspace with STYLE

Today kicked off our week long STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literacy Education residency-in-the-library by Nate Bogopolsky and Tiffany Wilson. Nate.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017!

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017!

This year’s New Media Consortium/COSN’s 2017 K-12 Horizon Report deemed makerspaces the future of edtech and predicted full adoption in.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2016

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2016

With the success of last year’s post on the Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015, we are excited to announce.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

2015 has proved to be a monumental year for the Maker Movement. With increasingly more schools committed to creating a.

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Future Ready Librarian or future ready librarian?

Future Ready Librarian or future ready librarian?

Founded on the principles of equitable access in a digital age, the launch of Future Ready Schools in 2014 called.

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Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace

Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace

My work with schools across the nation on planning and creating makerspaces has proven to me that while anyone can.

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The Ugly Brown Couch

The Ugly Brown Couch

“The couches in the hall are so ugly. We should just throw them away.” I don’t know how many times.

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