This month at School Library Connection, we’re exploring the culture of making—looking at how innovative practitioners use school library makerspaces not only to meet STEM learning goals, but also goals for ELA, Social Studies, and other curriculum areas.
In this sneak peek from her eight-part workshop on creating great makerspaces for the elementary grades, 2016 AASL School Library Program of the Year winner Marge Cox shares a few simple ideas for makerspace activities for math and social studies. Subscribers can access the entire workshop here, where you’ll find more great ideas for makerspace activities across the curriculum as well as helpful tips for assessment, marketing, and finding funding.
Marge Cox is the library media specialist at Collier County Schools in Naples, Florida. Her efforts were recently recognized when her school won the 2016 AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award. She is also the co-author of The Library Media Specialist in the Writing Process.