MAKE Magazine Introduces Maker Camp 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013 -
10:30am to 11:30am

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Room 611-614

In 2012, MAKE in partnership with Google+ launched a successful, six-week online summer camp for teens aged 13-17 which featured how-to instructions to complete 30 projects in 30 days. Guest (and celebrity) camp counselors provided guidance throughout the day to ensure the successful completion of the projects. Each of the days was themed to reflect the focus of that day’s camp: Maker Monday, Tinkering Tuesday, Weird Science Wednesday and Theoretical Thursday. Fridays were dedicated field trip days, with virtual visits to The Smithsonian, CERN, National Geographic, and Disney.

A number of libraries across the country participated in the inaugural program. Four librarians from these libraries will participate in a panel discussion about their experience integrating Maker Camp into their summer programs, and will share recommendations for using the STEM-based programming to engage this teen target and get them back into the library.

To access the recording of the sessions please go to this URL

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Monday, February 18, 2013 - 7:27pm PST
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Hi!  Will the presenters be posting links to the resources/their library pages as well as slides they shared intoday's session?  Thank you, Buffy Hamilton

I am not sure if anything can be done about this at this point, but I wanted to mention that about 10 minutes into the recorded session, the audio stream is doubled-up. Erin Downey Howerton starts her part of the presentation, but suddenly you hear the end of Carla's on top of Erin's. There might even be a point in the recording where all three presenters seem to be talking at the same time. This is makes it very, very difficult to listen to, which is a shame, because MakerCamp sounds like something many libraries would like to take part in this year and it was great to hear what other libraries' experiences with it was in 2012.