November 20, 2017

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Video: Schools, Libraries Uniquely Positioned to Direct Maker Movement, Says Congressman

U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA41) addressed the growing importance of maker activities—from STEM education to small-batch manufacturing—in a September 16 keynote.

Play-Based Learning for Teens, Via Board Games

The maker movement has shown the efficacy and potential for play-based learning at higher grade levels. Chris Harris posits that an incredibly successful way to implement play-based learning in K–12 content areas is through games.

WWFD: What Would Frankenstein Do? | The Frankentoys Project

Colorado youth librarian Andrea Wyant shares an innovative program for kids and teens. Chop, saw, hammer, tape, glue and sew old toys into wild and beautiful creations called Frankentoys.