This is a list of books that are about the maker movement. Either charting its development, or describing how or why you need a makerspace, these books are essential reading for anyone considering moving into this space from an educational or practical perspective. Header Image in the Public Domain
In this groundbreaking book, education expert Tony Wagner provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators.
Are you possessed by the urge to invent, design, and make something that others enjoy, but don't know how to plug into the Maker movement? In this book, you'll follow author David Lang's headfirst dive into the Maker world and how he grew to be a successful entrepreneur.
Makers focuses on a new industrial revolution as modern entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.
Libraries are logical destinations for makerspace activity. This guide investigates might a makerspace look like in a secondary school library, how to develop one and the important points to consider when developing a multi-use library in a high school
A 32 page simple read explaining just what a makerspace is - great for inspiring students to join with you on your maker journey, and enabling them to get a clear understanding of what a makerspace might look like!
Read about where the maker movement started, and find out why it is at this point in history that making has become so important.
Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators is a resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and program developers that illuminates creative, cutting edge ways to inspire and motivate young people about science and technology learning.
The MUST HAVE bible of makerspaces in education by Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager. Using technology to make, repair, or customize the things we need brings engineering, design, and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing.
Makerspaces: Your questions answered here! Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget.
From STEM to STEAM: Using Brain-Compatible Strategies to Integrate the Arts: Research shows that activities associated with the arts can enhance creativity, problem-solving, memory systems, motor coordination, and analytical skills. Best-selling author David A. Sousa and veteran arts educator Thomas J. Pilecki demonstrate how arts education is integral to the development of the brain and to students' overall academic achievement. This book provides: " Classroom-tested strategies and techniques for both integrating the arts in STEM instruction " Data from schools that have already integrated the arts into STEM subjects, plus anecdotes and student success stories " How-to's for organizing curriculum and instructional strategies to allow for the integration of STEM subjects and the arts " Strategies for getting the entire staff and community involved in STEAM initiatives