ALL ABOUT MAKERSPACES
ALL ABOUT MAKERSPACES
AgendaWhat is a Makerspace? Case for a MakerspacePlanning for a MakerspaceRunning a MakerspaceProgramming and planning to make your program/space an ongoing success
What is a Makerspace?
How do you define a makerspace?
Its a space.where people can gather for:DIY projectsCollaborationSelf-LearningMakingExploringSharingTinkering
What can be included in a Makerspace?
Advanced Electronics:CircuitScribeArduinoRaspberry Pi
Beginning Robotics:WowWees MiiOzobotsSphero SPRK+
DronesParrot Mini Rolling SpiderBeBop Drone Skycontroller
Images: http://goo.gl/rEZqhn; http://goo.gl/JV8ZkS; http://goo.gl/aIskKh
First Lego League: http://www.firstlegoleague.org/ ESTAMRobotic Teens
ESTAMBeginning Electronics:Makey Makey (Video)SnapCircuitLittle BitsCircuitScribe or other circuit pens
Images:MakeyMakey Vat 19
Legos:LEGO Education Simple & Motorized Mechanisms Program KitLEGO WeDo 2.0 Core Set
ESTAMLearning to CodeBloxelsScratch for Kids
3D Printing & Design
ESTAMAugmented Reality:Google CardboardOculus RiftSamsung VRHololens
Images: Amazon, Bestbuy
Images: Amazon, Montezuma Library, Brentwood Library
Arts:Recording StudioBeamzMusic Classes
Images: St Louis Public Library
ESTAMPhotography:Green ScreensEditing SoftwareDigitization Stations
Images: Green Screen Fun
ESTAMHands On ToolsImages: Pasco County Librarys Foundry and more here including great policies and programsWood tools
What else can you include in a makerspace?
Lets Play! NEFLIN Equipment Loan and More
Why a Makerspace?
New Horizons Report https://goo.gl/rnY32D Image from report: https://goo.gl/wMZJMt
Evolving from Consumption Space to a Creator Space
Image from: http://goo.gl/OTGn4W
Play = Learninglearn how to use tools and processes to help them reach their own goals and realize their own ideasshared spirit, ethics, discipline, mutual respect, reciprocity, self-directed learning -makerspace.com PlayBook Image from: Library as an Incubator
Participatory LearningHeightened motivation and new forms of engagement through meaningful play and experimentation;Learning that feels relevant to students identities and interests;Opportunities for creating using a variety media, tools and practices;Co-configured expertise where educators & students pool their skills and knowledge and share in the tasks of teaching & learning;An integrated system of learning where connections between home, school, community and world are enabled and encouraged
Image: http://bit.ly/Nrh0N1 Source: http://goo.gl/w4S47 - Henry Jenkins (http://goo.gl/2leyCU)
YA & YouthDevelopmentCaring Neighborhood Community Values YouthSafety Adult Role Models Youth ProgramsImage & Anythink Brighton Awarded Grant to Design Teen Makerspace : http://goo.gl/3wDlz9 More on Developmental Assets and Grand Prairie Libraries at teen toolbox - http://goo.gl/T6Tkox
Partnerships & Economic Growth
Image and ideas for small lib: http://goo.gl/6BQYrG
Making the CaseCase StudiesSpace for Learning BlogMore: http://makered.org/resources/making-the-case/
Funding IdeasGrants, Partnerships with Tech Companies/ Local Makerspaces, CollegesStart Small Grow Big Kickstarter or other crowdsourcing sitesDonors ChoiceFriends
What other sources can you think of? ?
Planning a Makerspace
DiscussionFive QuestionsFrom the amazing Diana Rendinas Blog http://renovatedlearning.com
What is the goal of your makerspace?From the amazing Diana Rendinas Blog http://renovatedlearning.com
What does my library already have?From the amazing Diana Rendinas Blog http://renovatedlearning.com
How will it be used?From the amazing Diana Rendinas Blog http://renovatedlearning.com
Where will I get supplies?From the amazing Diana Rendinas Blog http://renovatedlearning.com
Where/How much physical space do I have?From the amazing Diana Rendinas Blog http://renovatedlearning.com
Survey TipsShortKeep it FocusedUse Scales when PossibleOnline and PaperTarget: Current, Past and Prospective UsersAllow for Follow-Up
More Tips: Qualitrics
Survey SoftwareSurvey MonkeyGoogle FormsPoll Daddy
Idea!Ask survey participants if they would like to:VolunteerContribute more feedback
Organizing Questions:How many people?Who should be in your focus group?How long?* What should you ask?
* Ideally 45 minutes but no longer than 90-120 minutes
Image and More at: http://www.getresearchpower.com/focus-groups/
Tips for an effective Focus GroupDefine who you want to talk withAsk Objective QuestionsNegative Feedback can be the most beneficialDont take it personallyAsk for Clarity12 questions max.More: Quirks, Downloadable Guide at Duke
What are your tips?
Who would you invite? Recruit?What would you ask?
What programs are a success now?
Who our yourusers?
Setting Up a Makerspace
Before you start:Where will my space be?What equipment will I need?What is needed to accomplish my goals?How should it be organized?Organization Idea
Things to considerDont focus on High-Cost Equipment Remember the tools will changeWhat is the purpose?FabricationCollaborationTeachingNoise
More at: EdTech Magazine
Designing SpaceFlexibleRoom for small groupsLots of Electric Outlets*Sealed Concrete Floors recommendedEasy to access supplies/cleaning equipmentGood ventilationSpace for hardware/Space for play
Images from http://www.flickr.com/photos/raster/
* Is needed - 220 volts or even three-phase power.
FurnitureWorkbenches/Long TablesMoveable FurnitureShelving for storing supplies & ongoing projectsWhiteboards (or Idea Paint!)
Furniture can be used or made
Image from: http://goo.gl/2NsK6Y Buy used
EquipmentEquipment for each Maker StationCleaning ToolsCollaboration ToolsLaptops with specialized software
Image from http://bit.ly/NrdOBb
SafetySafety Glasses for those working with:Power ToolsHammering or anything that creates debrisChemicalsFirst Aid KitFire ExtinguisherApronsPost Workshop Safety RulesStaff/Volunteer on-duty
Implementing & Managing a Makerspace
StaffHow is it going to staffed?What hours?What training does staff need?
How will users be trained or certified to use maker tools?
Liability FormsExamples:Pasco County FoundryDallasMeadowview Elem.
Room to grow and change
ProgrammingIdeas for a Makerspace
Have Students Solve Problems They Care AboutUsing maker time to allow students to solve problems that relate to their everyday lives will create 21st century learners.Ed Tech Magazine
Passive Programming Ideas
Why not check it out?
Sources for Programming IdeasMakerspace Book Make it At Your LibraryLibrary as an IncubatorInstructablesAdafruit BlogMakerSpaces and the Participatory LibraryColleen GravesJosh Burker
Great Makerspaces in Florida
St Petersburg College Innovation Labhttp://spcilab.tumblr.com/
Palm Harbors Makerspace for ChildrenSimple set-up SuppliesFurniture ModificationPossibly ElectricalOngoing$192 @month on ave suppliesOver 1000 kids have used the space
Orange Countys Melrose CenterMusic Recording StudioVideo Editing & Recording StudioPhotography StudioConference SpaceSimulation Lab
More Amazing SpacesBroward County Librarys Creation StationStewart Middle Magnet SchoolPasco County FoundryHCPLCs The HiveDunedin Public Library
Even More Makerspaces
Lets GetHands-on with NEFLINs Equipment Loan
What ideas can you bring back to your library?Great blog & photo
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