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 →
Month: November 2015
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 →
McPherson Square Library’s Fall Fest!
McPherson Square Library, a site that launched Maker programming just last month, held a Fall Festival this past weekend. Maker Jawn was invited to attend and host an activity table. Gavin and I went, ready for some animation with a set of iPads and a big box of Play Doh. We decided to do stop motion animation because the event… Read more →
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 →