|Caution! Makers at Work!|
The PS/LS Library at Brooklyn Friends School has transformed into a MAKERSPACE! For the month of May, all Lower School students will interact with a variety of materials and digital resources during Library class. But what is a makerspace? A makerspace is simply a space designated for creative designing and making stocked with a variety of materials to inspire.
|What is a Makerspace?|
First and foremost, a library is a center of learning: a place to gather information, share information, be inspired by literature, create new knowledge and explore ideas. In the school library setting, there is an added emphasis on growing multiple literacies: print literacy, digital literacy, hardware/software literacy, cyber literacy, visual literacy and information literacy.
During the academic year, students see a range of opportunities to build these literacies in context with curriculum studies. But during Maker Month, it is a special time to truly synthesize them in a way that is enjoyable and sensible to the young learner. Within the Lower School library, these literacies — and more — are synthesized with precision during makerspace experiences.
|Under construction: makerspace bulletin board!|