Sunday, October 22, 2017

Over 10 New Stories, Songs and Resources For #GlobalMakerDay On October 24 & Making All Year Long!

There is something exciting to celebrate this week that is focused around making, creating and coming together with others from around the world. 
It is called #GlobalMakerDay and will be held on October 24 virtually on YouTube Live (live Google Hangout).
Throughout the day from 11am to 6pm EST, there will be 30 minute sessions highlighting maker topics with amazing educators.  
And the super fun part....each session will include a maker challenge for your students to participate in as they solve problems through creativity and play. 

You will find these above and....
 ...on this official #GlobalMakerDay Buncee.   

If you click above or here, you will be able to see the entire schedule and details of the day too. 

Oh....and just like the robot says, Tweet your pictures and videos of what is happening in your library and classroom throughout the day to #GlobalMakerDay. 

As we prepare for #GlobalMakerDay, I have a few NEW songs, books and resources perfect for tying into this day and all year long into your making within the library, school community and homes of your students too.  
The first is the Sing and Draw Series from Cantata Learning.  These books are so fun because they take readers through the simple steps of drawing while singing along.

As the Cantata Learning site states,

Emily Arrow lends her talents to author Blake Hoena's creative creatures in this unique series that signs readers through the simple steps of drawing. Favorite topics such as animals and aliens are covered. Basic letters and shapes start each drawing. Fun flair is added in each final piece. Budding artists and musicians will love this series that brings a Makerspace favorite to life!
You will find these on the Cantata Learning's YouTube Channel to tie into your #GlobalMakerDay on October 24...
and you will find them in print or eBook format from Capstone here.
I helped create the Sing and Draw! Lesson Plan too.  It is located on the Cantata Learning under Resources here.
I also love how What Hands Can Do! A Song About Friendship mentions working together and being creative.  

This will lead to a wonderful conversation with your students while working together in Makerspaces and creative experiences too.  You can find this Cantata Learning story and song here

Our friends at Capstone also added several new articles to PebbleGo last week that are focused on art methods.  
 In the PebbleGo Science datebase,
 you will find Methods of Making Art which includes....
 eight new articles focusing on art and a meaningful and important tie in for our Makerspaces and #GlobalMakerDay.
As all articles in the PebbleGo databases, they contain several topics located under tabs within the individual article.
 The articles also contain videos which children love as they are researching the databases too.
Children can also research various artists in PebbleGo Biographies.  
I brought together these resources and a few more things, like the Makerspace! Makerspace! Makerspace! Collection, in a brand new #GlobalMakerDay Collection that you can visit and use too.
I included the Virtual Vendor Hall participants, Bloxels, CoSpaces, Easy Blog and World of Making,  in the #GlobalMaker Day Collection. 
And a big list of Makerspace books in the #GlobalMakerDay Titlewave List that are perfect for the day....and all year long for our makers.  
Of course I also added all of the fun Cantata Learning stories and songs I mentioned earlier, along with a link for PebbleGo, too! 

Thank you to the amazing group of educators and friends who put so much time and love in this wonderful event.  

I can't wait for #GlobalMakerDay and I hope all of you sign up to participate and join in too. 

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