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Amos Blanton and Joyce Valenza on Library Makerspaces
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: This video just reaffirmed my goal of shifting my library space around to create a makerspace area!