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  • Date: 01/01/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    As the maker movement is increasingly adopted into K-12 schools, students are developing new competences in exploration and fabrication technologies. This study assesses learning with these technologies in K-12 makerspaces and FabLabs. Our study describes the iterative process of developing an assessment instrument for this new technological ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article presents a brief overview of the Maker Movement and its connections to public libraries, focusing on the experiences of the Louisville Free Public Library of Louisville, Kentucky. Introductory details are given describing the movement, linking it to the expansion of community work spaces equipped with advanced machinery such as ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article focuses on the uTEC Maker Model, a maker education model that aims to help adults recognize behaviors they may only usually see in spurs. Topics discussed include using the item as intended by the inventor whose creative approach we trust, repurposing an item to use it in a different way than the inventor intended, and experimenting ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of turning their library into a makerspace. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article focuses on children's makerspaces and the maker movement in Canada. Topics include the Nova Scotia government's idea to distribute 3D printers to libraries to create public makerspaces, which are collaborative meeting places that blend craft and high technology to foster do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions, the Maker Club in Kitchener, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article presents the makerspaces in libraries where informal, collaborative learning can occur through hands-on creation using any combination of technology, industrial arts and fine arts not readily available for home use. It cites the underlying goal of a makerspace to encourage innovation and creativity via the use of technology and offer a ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article discusses the Maker Faires, a hybrid of science fairs, craft shows, and county fairs where people come to display what they have created and talk about what they learned. The faires are designed for people who work in places such as shops, garages, kitchen tables, schools, or science clubs, while they invent and innovate with new ... »
  • Date: 03/26/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The concept of connected learning proposes that youth leverage individual interest and social media to drive learning with an academic focus. To illustrate, we present in-depth case studies of Ryan and Sam, two middle-school-age youth, to document an out-of-school intervention intended to direct toward intentional learning in STEM that taps ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article offers the authors' insights on a two-event in the Faculty of Information's symposium series at the iSchool @ Toronto on Creative Making in Libraries and Museums. Topics discussed include museums and cultural libraries, the development of makerspaces in a library and use of three-dimensional (3D) printing, and the open source, portable ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article focuses on the establishment of the YOUMedia Network at Saint Public Library in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The digital learning laboratory operates within the guidelines of Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out (HOMAGO) which provides teenagers access to technology and art such as sewing machines, makerspace, and recording studios. ... »

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