Month: November 2015

Education: Remixed

Upon entering into Maker Jawn as a Maker Mentor, I was used to interacting with young people in a classroom environment. The kids were within my supervision at all times. I met them all at once, and I got to introduce myself as “the teacher”—the person who sets the rules, the person they listened to, and the person they were… Read more →

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Getting Abstract

Abstraction is formed by filtering the information content of a concept or observable phenomenon and selecting only the aspects which are relevant for a particular purpose.  At CBM this particular purpose was to gather images as part of a photography scavenger hunt (and win a bag of chips for your effort). I noticed that kids loved going around the library… Read more →

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Alien Invasion

It’s always fun when a new “trend” starts up at a library. It provides some continuity for programming, and drives participants towards collaboration and making along a common theme. This month, one of the things that participants latched onto was the making of “alien heads” with Play-Doh. I happened to make one while we were experimenting with the beloved colorful… Read more →