Saturday, December 10, 2016

Makerspaces 2 of 4: Resources

Favorite Makerspace Items
  • Arts and craft materials
  • Snap Circuits ($20 for a basic set)
  • LEGO sets ($99 for the LearntoLearn set)
  • Laser Cutter ($175 for Silhouette Cameo)
  • Keva Planks ($50 for a 200 piece set)
  • Avoid buying Maker kits on Follett.  They are overpriced.
  • Mackin has a new resource and their prices are reasonable.

Favorite How to Books
  • Big Maker Book by Colleen and Aaron Graves
  • Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects by Jack Challoner and Jack Andraka
  • STEAM Kids by Anne Carey
  • Make book series (ex. Make: Start Making)
  • Worlds of Making by Laura Fleming

Read Alouds
  • What do you do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada
  • The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
  • Roxaboxen by Alice McClerran
  • Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
  • Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Student Books
  • Art Lab for Kids
  • The Art of Tinkering
  • Duct Tape Projects
  • Books in the 740s

Available through the Scholastic Resource Catalog
  • PowerClix Magnetic Blocks
  • Makey Makey (Classic and Go)
  • LittleBits (Try the Base kit first)
  • StikBot Studio (for animation)
  • Kaleidoscope Maker Pack
  • Circuit Madness
  • Be a Maker book series
  • Cool Industrial Arts book series
  • Cool Great Outdoors book series
  • Origami books

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