As we get ready to create and introduce our brand new Makerspace in the Van Meter School Library, I have been doing a lot of thinking about the online presence and place for creativity, imagination, building, and innovation online too.
Even though our young people will not always be in the space within the library, there are so many amazing resources that we can put into their hands to give them the tools, ideas, and inspiration to create a Makerspace anywhere they might be.Make Projects,
Better Homes and Garden Make It,
and dozens of new books about cooking, origami, recycled crafting, collage, photography, and lots of others that we can't even keep on the shelf.
One great thing....A lot of our new maker books are eBooks so they are always available.
So over break, I started a Smore all about our Makerspace at Van Meter and made sure I paid lots of attention to the Digital Makerspace.
As our Makerspace in the library takes shape, we will also be putting together schedules for all kinds of special time such as Maker Lunch Bunch, Maker Mondays, and Maker-The-Time, which will be included here too. Please check back for these in a few days for these schedule and other information.
Until then, enjoy our Digital Makerspace and all of the places to go to be a maker anytime, anyplace, and anywhere.