Episode 9: Big Ideas for Little Makers featuring Todd Burleson and Andrea Beaty
How do we teach hands-on learning to young learners? At what age should students begin “making”? In this episode of The STEM Read podcast, we bring back friend-of-the-program, Andrea Beaty, and School Library Journal’s 2016 school librarian of the year, Todd Burleson, to discuss why we should be teaching higher concepts at younger grade levels and the important of a makerspace beyond the 3D printer.
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Notes & External Links
· Learn more about Todd Burleson here
· Learn more about Andrea Beaty here
· We may not use tape decks anymore, but audiobooks are thriving!
· Here are some great resources to consider when building your own Idea Lab
· Check out this in-depth map of the Idea Lab
· Learn more about Cas Holman and the Rigamajig project here
· Bruno the Tailor by Lars Klinting
· Learn more about Digital Citizenship here
· Read more about Todd’s SLJ School Librarian of the Year Award here
· Green Screen Maker Space Project by Todd Burleson
· Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White
· Edit Yourself by Bruce Ross-Larson
· Dr. Tedby Andrea Beaty and Pascal Lemaitre
· Keep your eyes peeled! Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters: The Questioneers Book #1 releases October 2, 2018