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Inspiration: On Making in the UK

From the Guardian’s Creative Professionals Network comes “Creating is not just a ‘nice’ activity; it transforms, connects and empowers” by Paula Briggs, a lovely discussion of what she sees when working with children vai the AccessArt program there. I particularly like her focus that … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears Post-Election

[cross-posted from Makerbridge] I’d like to build on Sharona’s post from two weeks ago and discuss post-Election (or perhaps post-Obama) maker movement impulses … something is changing, and I haven’t quite put my finger on it, so here goes with … Continue reading

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Teacher Librarian Maker Article: Design Thinking

Thanks to the publisher, I’m able to share my latest “Makerspaces” column on design thinking from Teacher Librarian.. Full citation: Fontichiaro, Kristin. 2016. “Inventing products with design thinking: Balancing structure with open-ended thinking.” Teacher Librarian 44:2, December, 53-55.

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Washington Post charts and maps with manufacturing data

{Cross-posted from the Data Literacy for High School Librarians Project blog} The Washington Post has a fascinating series of maps and graphs about the state of manufacturing in the United States. Here’s a snippet of one of them: I love newspaper stories … Continue reading

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Quotable: Unplugging

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Hello, AASLH!

I’m delighted to be joining Paul Orselli and Lisa Brahms in a workshop on making in museums for the American Association of State and Local History. You can find my slides here.

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Making That Triggers Family Memories

As part of the Making in Michigan Libraries project, we’ve been traveling the state of Michigan this summer for multi-day professional development workshops. On the evening of the second day of the workshop, we host a small MakerFest in the … Continue reading

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Houghton Lake, That’s a Wrap!

Our Making in Michigan Libraries project spent three days in Houghton Lake, Michigan, for a three-day workshop. Check out the resources and photos from the event!

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Slides from Making Maker Learners in Benton Harbor

Hello! Here is the slide deck for the May 10 Making Maker Learners workshop at Benton Harbor Public Library. Check out the Flickr album here. Funding for this free one-day workshop was made possible in part by Institute of Museum … Continue reading

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Registration Open for 4T Data Literacy Conference!

Registration is open for the free 4T Virtual Conference on Data Literacy! Click here to register. Click here for a flyer you can download and share with colleagues. Right-click/Ctrl+click on the image below to save it and share it on … Continue reading

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