December 16, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Want To Build a Great Maker Space? Plan Before You Play, Say Experts.

Got the maker bug but don’t know where to start? Check with the very people you hope to entice: your students. Panelists Laura Fleming, Tamiko Brown, and David Jakes offered their advice in the webcast “Build a Great Makerspace.”

Librarian Launches Indiegogo to Fund Hands-on Coding Blocks

School librarian Laura Fleming and two other educators have launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a coding blocks and storybook set to teach computer science.

A Thematic Approach to Planning Your Maker Space

Tips from Laura Fleming, author of “Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace at Your School.”

A Librarian’s Guide to OER in the Maker Space

Open educational resources (OER) are a boon to maker activities, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming, who provides related tips and links to fun, cost-effective projects.

How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning

Making is clearly an engaging activity for students. But are they actually learning anything? Annie Murphy Paul presents a compelling case based on cognitive research.

This article was published in School Library Journal's May 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.