School Library Journal. Jul2018, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p14-14. 4/5p.
Curricula (Courses of study), Rapid prototyping, Special needs students, Prototypes, and Manufacturing processes
The article focuses on starting a Fab Lab which provides digital fabrication curriculum for special needs students. Topics covered include background of Fab Labs from Intermediate Unit 1 (IU1) public educational service agency for schools and communities in southwestern Pennsylvania, curriculum of Don Martin, IU1 assistant executive director, for Colonial High School (CHS) in Grindstone, Pennsylvania and advice of Martin for educators wanting to start a Fab Lab for special needs students.
School Library Journal. May2016, Vol. 62 Issue 5, p16-17. 2p. 1 Color Photograph.
School libraries, Libraries, 3-D printers, Rapid prototyping, and Three-dimensional printing
The article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the use of three-dimensional (3-D) printers in school libraries. Topics discussed include the American Library Association's introduction to 3-D printers and public policy, the marketing use of 3-D printers and 3-D printing to physically connect users to physical objects.
School Library Journal. Nov2017, Vol. 63 Issue 11, p26-29. 4p. 10 Color Photographs.
Student projects, Do-it-yourself work, Straw, Cardboard, and Light emitting diodes
The article offers suggestions for several do it yourself maker projects and materials for students, as presented by librarians around the U.S. Topics discussed include the use of straws for prototyping, according to associate professor Heather Moorefield-Lang; the use of cardboards to make structures in projects; and the use of light emitting diodes (LED) in electric circuits.