March 26, 2018

I had a great time traveling and talking about makerspaces with educators this Spring.  Makerspaces are a great learning tool and they are one of the HOTTEST learning trends in education today.  If you have not tried it, you should!!  Here is a shout out to librarians...

March 3, 2018

I love Dr. Seuss every day but especially on his birthday.  In fact, celebrating his birthday all week is fun too!!  Look at some of these first graders (and their wonderful teacher, Mrs. Chandler) celebrating the greatest doctor ever. :)

February 15, 2018

Perler beads are a great addition to any makerspace.  In addition to the many designs students can create, ideas for designs can easily be aligned to almost anything in the curriculum!!  These librarians were making a plant cell with perler beads.  So clever!

January 18, 2018

Almost as much fun as being in the library is traveling around talking with librarians and sharing ideas for great things to do in the library to get kids excited about reading, technology, and makerspaces!!  I had a great time traveling to amazing places to meet very...

October 11, 2017

I was picking up my son today at his school.  They are the mustangs.  Hanging in the office was this cool Mustang picture made in art class with marker lids.  I love upcycling projects.  I'm going to start saving and collecting lids!  I can use them in my makerspace!!...

September 1, 2017

Look how happy my little friend is sitting in this fabulous blow up tube I bought for $4 at WalMart to go with my camping theme!!  I needed 30 seating options for quiet reading time and these inexpensive seats are much more popular than the amazing chairs I purchased f...

August 30, 2017

The kids LOVE makerspaces!  I was with a group of third graders today and this group put together a train set over a "ravine."  They were the first group to ever consider adding buildings to their train set-up.  This is them talking about their idea. #makerspaces...

August 3, 2017

I was playing with little bits today.  They are a really cool piece of equipment that can be assembled to make a keyboard and a synchronizer among other things.  In a K-4 setting, I'm afraid the system might be too delicate for a makerspace unless it was just placed re...

May 4, 2017

One of our makerspaces this week is fortune tellers--you know the ones that look like little egg carton designs with numbers and symbols and "fortunes" that you write in to tell people what is going to happen in their lives.  I write things like "You are always going t...

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