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Amos Blanton and Joyce Valenza on Library Makerspaces
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This talk is so powerful! Amos Blanton answers questions from Joyce Valenza about makerspaces in libraries. Some key points that jumped out at me: ~ Makerspaces should be interest-driven, not assignment-driven. Sure, you need to sometimes show how to use tools, but let students decide what they want to create. ~ Makerspaces should be idiosyncratic, because they should dial into your school's culture. ~ The library is the natural spot for makerspaces, because often it is the only place in school where a student is not directed by curriculum. ~ When you enter the library, you set the agenda. (I love this!) Joyce's reflections on this talk can be found at: http://blogs.slj.com/neverendingsearch/2014/09/22/rethinking-makerspaces/. This video just reaffirmed my goal of shifting my library space around to create a makerspace area!
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