The Makerspace Mission: The WGMS Library Makerspace is designed to inspire learners by creating a collaborative environment where makers can gather to share resources and learn through exploration.
How does it work?
Step 1: Join the WGMS Library Makerspace Canvas Course by clicking here.
Step 2: Complete the Explorer Badge & then you can check out any makerspace kit with an explorer badge sticker.
Step 3: Complete other badges to earn additional makerspace privileges.
Click Here to see more detailed information on how to use the WGMS Makerspace works.
WGMS Makerspace Badges
Explorer - Everyone is an Explorer! Enjoy activities labeled with the explorer badge. Pick them up, check them out, explore them in the library, return at the end of the period. No specialized training needed!
Guide - Training is required to check out these activities. Earn the associated digital badge and show it at the checkout desk.
Voyager - Training and an appointment is required to check out these activities. Earn the associated digital badge and show it to the librarian to schedule a time.
Designer - Create challenges for others
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. Did you know that Ben Franklin, the founder of the public library, used library spaces for many of his early experiments?
BUILDING & ENGINEERING
Building for the purpose of developing creativity or for the purpose of problem-solving
Learning, manipulating and creating electrical circuitry in challenge-based activities
Learning, manipulating, and creating computer coding through challenge-based activities
Writing, shooting, and editing video publications
Creating, building, or programming robots
Creating a physical object by layering plastic filament or other material
Creating works with string, yarn, or fabrics
- Weaving Loom
- Crochet, Knitting
Creating original works or designs with various materials
- Mixed Media
- Duct Tape
Creating original written works
- Spine Poetry
- Magnetic Poetry
- Collaborative Writing
- Online Resources