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
Celebrating the innovation, ingenuity and creativity of Makers
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Starting a Makerspace?Materials Lists & Helpful Advice
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
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
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...
Makerspace EXPERTS & Their Books:
SYLVIA LIBOW MARTINEZ & GARY S. STAGER