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Makerspace Literacies:

Consider adopting makerspace or making literacies in your courses. Here are some examples:

  • Apply design-level thinking to meet needs and/or solve problems
  • Assesses the availability of tools & materials
  • Assembles effective teams
  • Demonstrates time management best-practices
  • Demonstrates understanding of the basics of 3D Printing
  • Designs or redesigns a 3D printed object in order to express an idea or emotion and/or solve a problem
  • Identifies the need to invent, design, fabricate, build, repurpose or repair some “thing” in order to express an idea or emotion, or to solve a problem
  • Improve soft skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, self-motivation, time management, creativity and problem-solving
  • Participate in and develop an understanding of organized community displays of “maker” literacies
  • Produce individual and team projects showing basic competency in common makerspace technologies
  • Understands many of the ethical, legal and socio-economic issues surrounding making

Can you think of another literacy or outcome? If so, please share with the library, so we can add it here.

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