Getting Ready for a New Semester...
Additional Learning Spaces Available Soon!
Why the change? Have you heard of Maker spaces?
Maker spaces support learning in an informal, play-focused environment that can cultivate an interest in science, technology, and design. Scott Nicholson, associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, NY, writes in Strategies for Meaningful Gamification: Concepts Behind Transformative Play and Participatory Museums (a presentation at the Meaningful Play conference in Lansing, MI). Lauren Britton, Transliteracy Development Director for Fayetteville Free Library in New York, states someone who wants to do something because it is fun is more likely to find an activity to be meaningful than someone who is doing something for a reward or to learn something. When someone is engaged in a playful space, that person will learn more easily. Creating playful information-based spaces allows the learner to explore and engage with content on the learner’s terms instead of on the instructor’s terms.
I would like to explore this idea of incorporating a "maker space" into our Media Center and I'm curious how our students will respond. Stay tuned!
The framework is there - stay tuned for the details!
Imagine white boards and buckets and bins of parts and pieces...
Round tables relocated from Reference and Fiction
What better way to spark conversations than with a meeting of the "round table?"
Macs are on the floor!
iMovies are great ways to assess student understanding. See Mrs. Durham if you'd like to hear more!