Makerspace Bookshelf

The Internet is an amazing place to find information, but sometimes what you want is a good book, something you can carry around, pages that you can keep referring to. Here's a list about makerspaces to help you plan, build, manage and grow them. If you know of a book not on this list, but should be, please add it to the Makerspace Reading List Submission Form.

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School (Corwin Connected Educators Series) 1st Edition

Laura Fleming

Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you:

Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace

Align activities to standards

Showcase student creations

Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!

Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces (The Nerdy Teacher Presents)

Nicholas Provenzano

Schools around the country are designing maker spaces to spark creativity. Students learn best when they are able to create and tinker and make. But how do you even begin when there are so many terms floating around? This book provides a fun, practical, and approachable framework for any teacher curious about getting started with maker spaces.

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Practical Guides for Librarians)

John J. Burke

Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians helps librarians create Diy (do-it-youself) spaces in academic or public libraries. Through this text, librarians will understand the mindset behind the maker movement; learn how to assess patron needs; and create a budget for and equip these spaces.

The Makerspace Librarian's Sourcebook  

Ellyssa Kroski

Library makerspaces continue to thrive, drawing new patrons in and engaging them as never before. This hands-on sourcebook edited by technology expert Kroski includes everything libraries need to know about the major topics, tools, and technologies relevant to makerspaces today. Packed with cutting edge instruction and advice from the field's most tech-savvy innovators, this collection

•leads librarians through how to start their own makerspace from the ground up, covering strategic planning, funding sources, starter equipment lists, space design, and safety guidelines;

•discusses the transformative teaching and learning opportunities that makerspaces offer, with tips on how to empower and encourage a diverse maker culture within the library;

•delves into 11 of the most essential technologies and tools most commonly found in makerspaces, ranging from 3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and wearable electronics to CNC, Legos, drones, and circuitry kits;

•and includes an assortment of project ideas that are ready to implement.

As useful for those just entering the "what if" stage as it is for those with makerspaces already up and running, this book will help libraries engage the community in their makerspaces.

Makeology: Makerspaces as Learning Environments (Volume 1)  

Kylie Peppler and Erica Halverson

Makeology introduces the emerging landscape of the Maker Movement and its connection to interest-driven learning. While the movement is fueled in part by new tools, technologies, and online communities available to today’s makers, its simultaneous emphasis on engaging the world through design and sharing with others harkens back to early educational predecessors including Froebel, Dewey, Montessori, and Papert. Makerspaces as Learning Environments (Volume 1) focuses on making in a variety of educational ecosystems, spanning nursery schools, K-12 environments, higher education, museums, and after-school spaces. Each chapter closes with a set of practical takeaways for educators, researchers, and parents.

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration 

Scott Doorley  (Author), Scott Witthoft  (Author), Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University (Author), David Kelley (Foreword)

Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate.

Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces 

Paulo Blikstein and Sylvia Libow Martinez

A learning revolution is in the making around the world. Enthusiastic educators are using the new tools and technology of the maker movement to give children authentic learning experiences beyond textbooks and tests. The Stanford University FabLearn Fellows are a group of K-12 educators working at the forefront of this movement in all corners of the globe. They teach in Fab Labs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums-all with the goal of making learning more meaningful in the modern world.

In this book, the 2014-2015 FabLearn Fellows share inspirational ideas from their learning spaces, assessment strategies and recommended projects across a broad range of age levels. Illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities. To read this book is to rediscover learning as it could be and should be-a joyous, mindful exploration of the world, where the ultimate discovery is the potential of every child.

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