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SLIS 761: Digital Curation Project

Are you looking to transform your classroom or library instruction? Makerspaces have become a popular tool to challenge students, encourage creation, and hands-on learning for all grade levels. Since the pandemic and the high number of students in quartine, makerspaces have become digitized like other classroom instruction. Makerspaces allow students to take learning from conceptual knowledge and apply the learning to real-world, hands-on problems. Makerspaces, whether digital or physical, cover various topics, including engineering, music, science, mathematics, coding, design, reading, and art. Makerspaces allow students to gain a deeper understanding of core content by applying the knowledge to situations that promote 21st-century skills, including technology literacy, oral and written communication, critical thinking, collaboration, flexibility, and more. The resources listed below can be used to understand the importance of a makerspace, both digital and physical, and provide steps and examples for designing and selecting activities that can be used in a digital or physical makerspace.