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The school library as a maker space

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The school library as a maker space

  1. 1. The library as a maker space The maker movement in school libraries is about encouraging our students (and teachers and parents) to think for themselves; to think creatively, and to look for DIY solutions to their problems and creating a space for them that allows for both collaboration and co-operation. In short, a makerspace is a place where people come together to create.
  2. 2. Book Spine Photography • Do put up example to show the students how to do it. • Do have a small collection of books that they can use to get started. • Do display the poems. • Poems can be “free range” or have a framework with certain restrictions. Benefits: • Students move around the library finding books from all areas. They become aware of books for the first time and often decide to borrow them. • Works well for less academic students • Allows for collaboration • Our Pinterest board
  3. 3. Book Face Photography • Do find some books to start them off. • Do put up pictures as examples • Do have some blank walls and drop sheets to help with backgrounds • Do have them working in 2’s or 3’s • Do display them (and share on pinterest board) • Bookface photography https://www.pinterest.com/bibliokat13/book- activities-book-faces/ • WFC Students https://www.pinterest.com/bibliokat13/wfc-book-face- photography/
  4. 4. LEGOS at Lunchtime Things I’ve learnt so far • The Supplies. Most have been bought on sale. Some have been donated. They are not cheap. • Do buy a good number of baseplates. A lot of students prefer to build on these foundations • Don't worry about too much about colour. The types of bricks seem to matter more • Do find generic plastic containers that suit your needs. Our Legos have to be packed up at the moment so it needs to be quick and easy. You need containers that will keep a lot of the little pieces from ending up on the floor. • Do set a challenge. Although it is great for students to use their imagination, it is also good to have a theme or challenge to get them started.
  5. 5. Legos at lunchtime Future • The Display. We would like to display the students creations instead of taking them apart at the end of each Lego Lunchtime. We would like to buy some display cases in which we could house students’ work between challenges