Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

by Laura Fleming

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Overview

Makerspaces: Your questions answered here!

Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you:


  • Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace
  • Align activities to standards
  • Showcase student creations

Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483382821
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Series: Corwin Connected Educators Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 577,045
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Laura Fleming has been an educator in the state of New Jersey for 17 years. She has been both a classroom teacher and media specialist in grades K-8 and currently as a Library Media Specialist for grades 9-12. Laura is a strong advocate of using New Media and Vanguard Techniques for Interactive and Transmedia (multi-platform) Storytelling. She has played a prominent role in education as a writer and speaker and has served as an educational consultant on next-generation teaching methods and tools. Laura has also consulted on Transmedia properties, working with producers to help maximize the value of their creations and toolsets for teachers and students. She is also the author of Worlds of Learning: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School (Corwin, 2015).

Laura’s goal is to create learning experiences that empower and equip students with necessary skills to effectively produce and consume content across multiple media platforms. She is also driven to enable educators and cohorts in applying these innovative methods and cutting-edge technology in their fields of expertise. She is an educational consultant, thought leader and speaker on education, librarianship, and technology.

Recently, Laura created a digital badge-based professional development platform in which educators all over the world earn badges in acknowledgement of their informal professional learning. Her library Makerspace has garnered national attention and has served as an inspiration for schools across the country. She is also a recipient of the National School Boards ‘20 to Watch’ in Educational Technology Leadership for 2014.

Her goal is to create learning experiences that empower and equip students with necessary skills to effectively produce and consume content across multiple media platforms. She is also driven to enable educators and cohorts in applying these innovative methods and cutting-edge technology in their fields of expertise. Laura is an educational consultant, thought leader and speaker on education, librarianship, and technology. She is also the host of the BAM Radio Show "Movers and Makers. "

Table of Contents

Preface by Peter De Witt
Introduction
1. The Maker Movement
2. Planning Your Makerspace
3. Setting Up Your Makerspace
4. Creating a Maker Culture in Your School
5. Makerspaces and the Standards
6. The "Expert" Maker
7. Makerspaces and the School Library
8. Makerspaces as a Unique Learning Environment
9. Showcasing Student Creations
10. Makerspaces as Catalysts for Future Change
11. School Leaders

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