More Makerspace/Hackerspace Books from The Los Angeles Public Library

Here are 3 more books found at the Los Angeles Public Library. Look for them in your local library or branch!

An excellent overview of the challenges and rewards of setting up a makerspace in your school. — Douglas

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

Makerspaces: Your questions answered here!

Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget.

Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you:

  • Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace

  • Align activities to standards

  • Showcase student creations

  • Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students! — Amazon

Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds

Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it’s made, where it’s made, and who makes it. Free to Make is a call to join what Dougherty calls the “renaissance of making,” an invitation to see ourselves as creators and shapers of the world around us. As the internet thrives and world-changing technologies—like 3D printers and tiny microcontrollers—become increasingly affordable, people around the world are moving away from the passivity of one-size-fits-all consumption and command-and-control models of education and business. Free to Make explores how making revives abandoned and neglected urban areas, reinvigorates community spaces like libraries and

Free to Make explores how making revives abandoned and neglected urban areas, reinvigorates community spaces like libraries and museums and even impacts our personal and social development—fostering a mindset that is engaged, playful, and resourceful. Free to Make asks us to imagine a world where making is an everyday occurrence in our schools, workplaces, and local communities, grounding us in the physical world and empowering us to solve the challenges we face. – – Amazon

I have seen a lot of these projects before, but the few new examples, and the excellent photographs and instructions might make it a better choice than other books you might already be using. — Douglas

Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover

Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, the National Parenting Publication Award-winner Maker Lab includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors’ wheels turning and make science pure fun.

Each step-by-step activity is appropriate for kids ages 8–12, and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, race balloon rocket cars, construct a solar system, make a lemon battery, and more. Photographs and facts carefully detail the “why” and “how” of each experiment using real-world examples to provide context so kids can gain a deeper understanding of the scientific principles applied.

With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor and create winning projects for school projects, science fairs, and beyond.

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** These books — and more — may be available from your local library. Check it out!

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