What is a Makerspace?
    The Power of the Maker Movement  
            by Heather Lister
    FSMS Makerspace Guidelines: 
    In this space, I will....
    FSMS Makerspace Levels:
    Makerspace Levels of Activity
     Progress through the MS Makerspaces Badges:
    Explorer: Explore activities on your own or with a friend.
    Voyager: The help of a Voyager is required to begin more complex challenges. Voyagers are library helpers who have been trained (adults & some students).
    Guide: This requires an expert level of training. You must 1st be an Explorer, then a Voyager, and finally, participate in training to become a Guide.
    DesignerMastered the Voyager level? Now help design challenges!

    How do Makerspaces Fit Into the Library?

    MISD libraries seek to empower all for a lifetime of learning by providing and promoting resources and tools in a variety of formats. In addition to traditional reading materials, when libraries offer tools and resources they allow patrons to further their research and learning through experimentation and creation. Even Ben Franklin, the founder of the public library, used library spaces for many of his early experiments!

    FSMS Makerspace Activities: 
    Activities listed below are available before school, during Cub Academy (by grade levels), and 
    during the day with teacher & librarian permission
    Building for the purpose of developing creativity or for the purpose of problem-solving
    • Keva Planks
    • Dominoes
    • Marble Run
    Learning, manipulating and creating electrical circuitry in challenge-based activities
    • Snap Circuits
    • Make-Makey
    Learning, manipulating, and creating computer coding through challenge-based activities
    Writing, shooting, and editing video publications
    • Laptops/iPads
    • iMovie
    • Green Screen
    • Lights, Microphones
    • Claymation Supplies
    Creating, building, or programming robots
    • Ozobots
    • Spheros
    Creating a physical object by layering plastic filament or other material
    Creating works with string, yarn, or fabrics
    • Sewing
    • Weaving Loom
    • Crochet, Knitting
    Creating original works or designs with various materials
    • Mixed Media
    • Duct Tape
    • Origami
    • Cricut
    Creating original written works