Maker Jawn leads a Make Cycle for the 2014 Connected Learning MOOC

During the week of July 14th, Maker Jawn is leading the National Writing Project’s Connected Learning MOOC. Our theme is “Storytelling with Light” and we’re encouraging participants to create physical objects that integrate light, craft, and story design. Several Maker Jawn Mentors and I hosted a live hangout where we talked about our favorite ways we and the youth we… Read more →


Maker Jawn webinar on 5/14 11am EST: Youth projects, sharing, and documentation

The Maker Jawn team is hosting its final webinar as part of its Library Services and Technology Act grant next Wednesday, May 14th from 11:00 a.m. to noon EST. In this webinar, the Maker Jawn team will  describe how youth from sites are sharing and documenting their creative projects and process. We will also discuss how Maker Jawn is documenting… Read more →


Upcoming webinar alert: *Make It* – featuring Maker Mentors!

Join us on a youtube streamed webinar on Thursday, February 20th from 11:00am-12:00pm EST as we talk about what it’s been like to implement Maker Mentors as part of our Library Services and Technology Act grant, Design It * Make It * Share It. We’ll discuss methods, philosophy, best practices, and more, and will give time at the end for… Read more →

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Webinar Recap: Making Programming on the Library Floor, Part 1

Yesterday we hosted our first of three webinars for our Design It * Make It *Share It* LSTA-funded grant with four Free Library staff members (Khaleef, Barbara, K-Fai, and BK), Molly Dickerson (Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Public Library) and Dara Schmidt (Anythink Libraries, Colorado). The conversation was fantastic. We focused on our experience planning and beginning a makerspace in… Read more →