Posted by: bluesyemre | February 26, 2016

How #Libraries Fit in the Future of #Learning by Amy Brown @amybrowns

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More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.

Libraries and the Makerspace Movement

According to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report: 2015 K-12 Edition, schools all over the nation have begun promoting content creation over content consumption. Educators feel that through investigation, storytelling and production, students gain a more enriching learning experience.

As part of this growing trend, school libraries are stepping up to the plate to offer students unprecedented access to tools and technology. Across districts, resources include everything from the parts and equipment necessary to build electrical circuits to the hardware and software that would enable students to print their own 3D prototypes. Some makerspaces even include traditional woodworking and crafting tools.

http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2016/01/how-libraries-fit-future-learning


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