Makers & Makerspaces
What is Invention Literacy?
Invention literacy is the ability to read and write human made stuff, from toasters to apps. People think inventors perform magic, but invention is no more magical than reading and writing a sentence. There is a grammar to inventing from mechanical tools, to design thinking, coding, and beyond. There is a literature of inventions, from bicycles to televisions, all around us to draw inspiration from. Just as Thoreau read Emerson’s writings, so too did Edison read Tesla’s inventions. The functional pieces of inventions: transistors, bent sheets of aluminum, a “for loop” in software, these are like a large alphabet. As one learns to...
Invention Literacy Discussion with Jay Silver
What is a Makerspace?
AKA: FabLab, Techshop, Hackerspace
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing...
What Is The MakerSpace?
What is a maker space? This explainer video shows what we do at The MakerSpace, but is also a good overview of what a maker space is. www.themakerspace.co.za Featured by make magazine April 23, 2017: "You can follow the playful antics and inventive projects of the creators that use a makerspace in Durban, South Africa on the YouTube channel theMakerSpaceCOZA. These makers clearly love both what they do and that they do it together. It makes them fun to watch (the quality of the filming and editing does not hurt either), and you really cannot go wrong regardless of which video of theirs you choose to start with. However, you definitely want to check out the video they just posted this past week called “What Is The MakerSpace?” It touches on the importance of creating a place where technology and ideas can be shared and experimented on together. The video has some of the best descriptions of what a makerspace is, and I am honestly a little inspired to go out and join one myself." https://makezine.com/2017/04/23/twim-...
Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace
Makerspaces build students’ cognitive abilities while fostering independence, perseverance, and self-regulation. #HowLearningHappens Our How Learning Happens video series explores teaching practices grounded in the science of learning and human development. To see more, visit http://www.edutopia.org/how-learning-....
TEDxFrontRange: Makerspace: Make Community | Jamie Leben
The international makerspace movement has led to the rapid opening and growth of independent spaces, as well as spaces in schools and libraries. Jamie Leben will share the wonder of the community and movement that inspired him to start Loveland’s own Loveland CreatorSpace, hopefully moving you to become part of the maker movement as well. President, Loveland Creatorspace Loveland, CO
COLLEEN & AARON GRAVES
SYLVIA LIBOW MARTINEZ & GARY S. STAGER
Adam Savage’s Tested
Host of Discovery Channel's long-running series MythBusters, Adam Savage has spent his life making things. From a cardboard suit of Excalibur armor when he was 13 to a REAL suit of Excalibur armor (with Terry English) when he was 50, Adam has built just about everything you can think of, including (but not limited to): Star Wars spaceships, Totoro costumes, NERF mods and movie prop replicas. In fact, over his career as an industrial and special effects designer/fabricator, actor, educator and television personality, there isn’t much Adam Savage has not done. Subscribe to Tested to see what Adam and his team will tackle next! Tested is also: Norman Chan, Simone Giertz, Joey Fameli, Gunther Kirsch, Ryan Kiser, Kishore Hari, Sean Charlesworth, Jeremy Williams, Kayte Sabicer, Bill Doran, Arial Waldman, Darrell Maloney and Kristen Lomasney.
Tested Visits The NASA Ames Maker Space!
During our week at NASA Ames Research Center, we felt most at home at Spaceshop, NASA's first in-house maker space. We learn about how the staff at Spaceshop use their high-tech tools to support the NASA Ames community, and then visit a few more of the awe-inspiring research labs on the campus! Shot by Gunther Kirsch and edited by Norman Chan Additional video courtesy of NASA Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/tested
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Adam Savage Embarks on His Makerspace Tour!
Adam has undertaken a national makerspace tour designed to highlight innovation in maker education, entrepreneurship and workforce development! In this first video of the series, Adam visits Intermediate Unit 1, a K-12 special and alternative education school in Grindstone, PA, and meets some amazing students doing amazing work in their new indoor AND outdoor lab. This series and tour is made possible by The Fab Foundation (http://www.fabfoundation.org/) and Chevron (https://www.chevron.com/).
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Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.
Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!
Why can't two slices of pizza be used as a slide clicker? Why shouldn't you make music with ketchup? In this charming talk, inventor Jay Silver talks about the urge to play with the world around you. He shares some of his messiest inventions, and demos MaKey MaKey, a kit for hacking everyday objects.
Teaching Invention Literacy With Makey Makey
The Makey Makey Invention Literacy Workshop for Educators is a fun hands-on learning experience where you'll learn how to teach Invention Literacy, Making, and Design Thinking using the award winning Makey Makey invention kit. We explore how to teach circuits and conductivity using Makey Makeys and then put our skills to use designing inventions! Participants learn best practices and gain access to a multimedia training website that can be used later when working with your students or training others. Find a workshop near you http://makeymakey.com/education/#enroll
From the Creators of Makey Makey
GameBender: Play, Bend, Code
GameBender is a radical new game console, where you modify ("bend") games while you play them. It unleashes wild creativity during gameplay, and allows a path into coding that looks more like a party or an art class and less like homework.
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
What is Scratch?
With Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
Scratch 3.0 is here! Code your own stories, games, and animations then share them with a community of millions around the world. Try it! https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/edit...
Starting a Makerspace?
Materials Lists & Helpful Advice
Makerspaces Material Lists:
100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies (PDF) located on the Makerspace website:
Top ten list of elementary makerspace must-have material located on the Fractus Learning website:
Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch
By Colleen Graves
Some steps to starting a successful makerspacehttps://www.edutopia.org/blog/starting-school-makerspace-from-scratch-colleen-graves
FAQ 5: What to Ask Before Starting Your Classroom Redesign
by Jennifer Brown
Put together your refresh team and take advantage of summer months to rethink your K–12 learning environment.
Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces
by Nicholas Provenzano
Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces Available Today! #MakerEd
Take a tour of Worcester's Technocopia makerspace
Take a look inside Technocopia -- a makerspace on the sixth floor of the Printer's Building in Worcester.
Area Library MakerSpaces and creative spaces
Three libraries — the Cuyahoga Falls Library, the Hudson Library and Historical Society, and the Twinsburg Public Library — share highlights of their creative spaces.
Celebrating the innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers
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540 S Main St Suite 951
Canton Hacker And Maker Place
3402 12th St NW
The Makers' Alliance
5401 Hamilton Ave.
Oak Hill Collaborative Inc
507 Oak Hill Ave
Kent State University
143 Cartwright Hall
Spark Innovations Studio
Kent State University Libraries
5401 Hamilton Ave
HIVE Makerspace at Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Sears think[box] "Makerspace at Case Western Reserve University..."
Richey Mixon Building, 11201 Cedar Ave.
Northeast Ohio Regional Library System
1737 Georgetown Rd., Suite B
6815 Euclid Ave
675 Alpha Dr Suite E & K,
Highland Heights, OH
StartMart - Tower City Center
50 Public Square #200
5200 Cleveland Rd. Suite D