Thursday, October 18, 2018

Adventures In Makerspace! A Creative & Fun Way To Kick Off Making This Year!

It has been so much fun seeing all of the making, creating, communication, investing, writing and collaboration going on throughout the classrooms and library at Van Meter this fall. 

It has been awesome sharing my new series Adventures in Makerspace with the students and teachers to go along with all of this excitement as they inspire our makers too!  I loved seeing this tweet from Amy Garrison, as she shared how her 3rd graders at Van Meter kicked off making with A Robotic's Mission. 

What cool robots they created! 
If you remember, this new series celebrated a book birthday on August 1! 

This is a special series involving a teacher librarian and who doesn't love an exciting adventure with a librarian, especially in a Makerspace! 
This is exactly what you will find in the new series Blake Hoena and I wrote with Capstone.

In fact, there are four books in the series including....

both low-tech and high-tech missions.

The Capstone site states,

STEAM ahead with these graphic novels perfect for your makers! Matt, Codie, Eliza and Cyrus love hanging out in their library’s maker space. Their librarian, Ms. Gillian, has a bit of magic about her, sparking their imaginations and the occasional journey through time! These four friends really get creative as they explore everything from fairy-tale forests to the planet Mars. 

Their adventures even inspired a theme song which readers can access, along with an author interview and activity related to each book, via Capstone 4D, Capstone’s free augmented reality app.

We love the graphic novel styled illustrations by Alan Brown.  They really bring these adventures to life in such a fascinating and creative way.  This series will surely hook any maker and reader!  
These will now available from Capstone. 
You will find them on the site to order

We can't wait to hear what you and your students think as you bring our Adventures to Makerspace to your library, classrooms and community too.  

Thank you Mrs. Garrison and your 3rd graders!  I love that you kicked off making with Ms. Gillian this year!  There are more adventures in making to come. 

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