No Longer a Maker Faire Virgin

I’ve been thinking, reading, and talking about the maker “revolution” for some time now, but have not actually been to a maker faire until today.  All I can say is WOW!  Thank god ...

3D Printing – Thoughts and Discoveries

Well, our Learning Commons has had our 3D printer for just over two months now.  I will have to put up a gallery of photos of objects that we’ve made, but this morning I thought that I’d ...

3D Printing – Progress thus far

I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I started working with the 3D printer.  The wind-up to school heading into the Christmas break has been unusually hectic and, while I’...

AASL – Final bog post

Well, I didn’t get to my blog post last night.  In some ways, yesterday was a more layer-back day, in others, it was filled with more great conversations and the development of deeper friendshi...

Treasure Mountain – Day 2

What a great day at Treasure Mountain!  Getting up at 6am was still a bit rough (3am Best Coast time), but once the eighth cup of joe got into the system, life was good.  A quick detail breakfast wi...

Treasure Mountain Research Retreat – Day 1

My goal today was to have my mind blown.  Well, there’s one big thing off of my “todo” list!  The day started with some introductions and a brief history of the school learning com...

Creation Culture in Libraries

Cross-posted from Hypermarc I have to say that I’ve enjoyed the readings of the past three weeks.  I’d spent a lot of time thinking about how mobile and geolocation technology could apply...

Bloom, Makerspaces and the Learning Commons

I will admit that I feel very guilty when I play with the ideas of media labs, makerspaces, gaming and other “trendy” concepts in the school library.  I mean, come on, if they’re th...

Library as Platform & the Respectful Hacker

I’d grown up with online communities, places where the conversation was great but you never got to meet the people you were talking to. And I’d grown up with real-world communities, the people aro...