Support a Maker Culture: Arts and Crafts Resources on the Web Links & Articles

Links to websites

Instructables http://www.instructables.com/

WikiHow http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

EHow http://www.ehow.com

Using Google to find images

Hands on Crafts for Kids http://www.craftsforkids.com/index.htm

Make a Pinhole Camerahttp://www.charlesedisonfund.org/experiments/HTMLexperiments/Chapter5/5-Expt6/p1.html

Activity Ideas  for Libraries

Make it @ Your Library http://makeitatyourlibrary.org

ALA Teen Tech Week – March 9-15, 2014 http://teentechweek.ning.com

Library as Incubator Project http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org

Make (Magazine) http://makezine.com

Maker camp ( a virtual experience) http://makezine.com/maker-camp

Cool Sites to check out and get ideas

A Book a day http://make-a-book-a-day.blogspot.com/

Museums and Libraries with educational activities – for a rainy day

Metropolitan Museum of Art for Kids http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-kids

At the Smithsonian for Kids http://www.si.edu/Kids

Library of Congress for Kids http://www.loc.gov/families

NYT Learning Network http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com

Community Activities and Maker Culture

MakersAlliance – Cleveland http://www.makersalliance.org

Create 2014 Mixed Media Retreat http://www.createmixedmediaretreat.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=75796&part of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/

Ingenuity Cleveland http://ingenuitycleveland.com

SynHak – Akron    https://synhak.org/wiki/Main_Page


Selected Articles about Maker Culture

Bagley, Caitlin A. “What is a Makerspace? Creativity in the Library.” ALA TechSource (Dec 20, 2012) http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2012/12/what-is-a-makerspace-creativity-in-the-library.html

Cavakanti, Gui. “Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?” Make (May 22, 2013)http://makezine.com/2013/05/22/the-difference-between-hackerspaces-makerspaces-techshops-and-fablabs/

Gustin, Sam. “How the ‘Maker’ Movement Plans to Transform the U.S. Economy.” Time Magazine Business & Money Section (Oct 1, 2012): http://business.time.com/2012/10/01/how-the-maker-movement-plans-to-transform-the-u-s-economy/

Hamilton, Buffy (the Unquiet Librarian). “Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries.”The Unquiet Librarian Blog (June 28, 2013)http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/makerspaces-participatory-learning-and-libraries/

—–. “Library as Makerspace: Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers.” The Unquiet Librarian Blog (Aug 13, 2012):http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/library-as-makerspace-creating-and-nurturing-communities-of-teen-writers/

Hartsborn, Kristel. “Cleveland Public Library’s ‘MakerSpace’ grand opening on Saturday: Kristel’s CLE” Cleveland.com (Jan 11, 2014):http://www.cleveland.com/kristel/index.ssf/2014/01/cleveland_public_librarys_make.html

Hlubinka, Michelle “Binka”. “Stocking Up School Makerspaces.” Make (Aug 21, 2013):http://makezine.com/2013/08/21/stocking-up-school-makerspaces/

Koester, Amy. “Geyser Science for the School-Age Crowd.” ALSCblog (Nov 26, 2013)http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2013/11/geyser-science-for-the-school-age-crowd/

Kroski, Ellyssa. “A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces:16 Resources” OEDb (Open Education Database) (March 12, 2013) http://oedb.org/ilibrarian/a-librarians-guide-to-makerspaces/

“More than just digital quilting.” The Economist: Technology Quarterly (Dec 3, 2011):http://www.economist.com/node/21540392

Torrone, Phillip. “Is it Time To Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make “TechShops”?” Make(March 10, 2011): http://makezine.com/2011/03/10/is-it-time-to-rebuild-retool-public-libraries-and-make-techshops/