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Library Makerspaces

 PSD 2014 Presentation for LMS


Link to Prezi Presentation by Lauren, Amanda, and Angenine on August 20, 2014


LED Pin 

Coding with Scratch 

Ted Talk Squishy Circuits 

Pop Up Circuit Card 

Toy hacking- repurpose old toys 



Holiday Cards 


App Creation


Resources Ready for Library Makerspaces


Type Information What Can Students Create?
Audio/ Video 
  • Flipcams/ Webcams
  • Audacity
  • Movie Maker
  • Sound Recorder 
Book trailers, Digital Storytelling
QR Codes  Links to original works- written work, photos, videos, audio
  • Animoto 
Presentations, book trailers


Makerspace Information & Resources


Digital Harbor Foundation:


Resources on Padlet from FutureMakers workshops (May 2015) 


BCPS ODL Maker Spaces in the Library Media Center Scoop.it!

Great Slideshow from presentation by The UnQuiet Librarian


Educational Makerspaces Teacher Librarian, June 2014

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens by Patrick Waters, Edutopia

ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning by Stephanie West-Puckett, Edutopia


The Magic of Making: Engaging Students as Makers, SxSWedu

Demco Makerspace Webinar recording


Liberty High School in Westminster Common Ground Presentation 




Why the Maker Movement Matters to Educators


Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects?

Webinar link: Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries.


Influence--Real Makerspaces in School Libraries (Stephen Abram in Internet @Schools, January 1, 2015)

Makerspace eBook (purchased for BCPS libraries)


How to Start a Makerspace When You are Broke (Knowledge Quest article)


Implementing/using a 3D printer in academic libraries


Edutopia- How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms


EdSurge- Makers in the Classroom: A How to Guide


THE Journal- The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom

Invent to Learn Website


Making Space for Makerspaces Article 
Journey to the Student Centered Makerspace (eClassroom News, Feb 5, 2015) BCPS ODL Pinterest Board: Makerspaces 


Equipment & Materials


Cheap and Free 2-d and 3-d fabrication tools


ALA Makerspaces Tools


Circuit Scribe


Littlebits snap-together electronics 

Ozobot Tiny programmable robot

3Doodler 3D pen

Using Design Thinking ALA article that provides a great framework of 

questions to guide students through thinking about design before they

begin making something (duct tape wallet, etc.)



Project Ideas


LED Pin Project from Common Ground 

Possible things to buy and sample projects. (Vicki Davis)


CybraryMan TONS of resources


Makey Makey ($49.95)Turns anything (food, people, etc) into touchpadsConnects to a computer via USB


Arduino- Used to develop interactive objects, taking inputs from a variety of switches or sensors, and controlling a variety of lights, motors, and other physical physical outputs outputs.




Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show!



How Stuff Works

Project Ignite Step-by-step hands-on tech projects Instructables  Ideas and instructions for many projects


News Stories


White House Maker Faire


BCPL- Innovate @ Your Library


HCPL- Abingdon Library 3D Printer I Flier


Digital Harbor Foundation


Three Chesapeake High School Students Win Congressman’s App Challenge – Austen Edelenbos, Christopher Delen and Ruth Ndekhedehe – were honored by Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger as the winners of his first-ever annual high school “App Challenge.”




Google's summer Makerspace Camp Librarians can sign up to host a camp next summer