"The library today is a place where knowledge is created and not merely consumed.”

--Laura Fleming (@LFlemingEDU), author of Worlds of Learning: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School.

What's in a Mobile Maker Kit?

What are you doing for

CSEd Week?

Remember to check out our shared CSEd Week folder for BVSD teacher librarian shared lessons, photos, observations, etc.

Whether this is your first CSEd Week or you are a veteran Hour of Code facilitator, have a look at what your colleagues are doing to advocate for and teach computational thinking literacy including both plugged and unplugged activities. Be sure and reciprocate and upload images, videos, lessons, and student work to this shared folder (just create a folder within CSEd Week folder with your school name and upload away).

Fascinating article about the value of creating computational thinking literacy experiences our students, Girls set AP Computer Science record…skyrocketing growth outpaces boys.

OverDrive Maker Education Titles

Checkout Maker Education/Makerspace titles available via OverDrive's Teacher Lounge (Professional Development Collection). Click on the book covers and go directly to the title in OverDrive (you will be prompted to login to access).

More Stuff...

Guest Blogger - Jon Georgitis |Teacher Librarian, Centennial MS

BVSD Mobile Maker Kits - Reflection

"...Then I had a key learning: In order to capture more students, I had to involve teachers. The question remained though: How do I engage teachers who already feel stretched in their classroom duties to involve them in making? " more

Free Gear for Your Makerspace from SparkFun

Deadline: Awards are made on a monthly basis

...the SparkFun Community Partner program doesn't award pre-determined prize packages. Rather, it asks applicants what their needs are (a package of products, a sponsorship, etc.) and bases its awards on those needs. Awards "tend to be" in the $100 to $500 range, including free hardware — from individual micro-controller boards to full invention kits.

Little Bits has curated a guide for using their tools in the library and it ncludes a section specific to school libraries.