Virtual Conference Presentation Build a Better Book: Meaningful Making in Public Library Makerspaces October 19, 2023 1:00pm MT Presenters: Kathryn Penzkover (CU Science Discovery) and Analiza Perez-Gomez (Laredo Public Libraries)
Short video describing Build a Better Book's professional development activities and the growth of the national BBB educators' network. This video was created for the 2019 NSF STEM for All Video Showcase.
Hear how BBB team members and partner educators have used Makey Makey, together with other makerspace tools, to creatively make books, games and other products accessible for all with sound and interactivity!
February 28 - March 1, 2019 / Congratulations to our sixteen new partner sites! The Build a Better Book network is expanding with new partners representing eleven different states, libraries, schools, makerspaces, and community partners working with physical and learning disabilities. We are excited about the diversity of the new sites and their outreach to new communities.
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Build a Better Book's second video for the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase provides an update about the project, including program impacts. This video received a Facilitators' Choice award in the 2018 STEM Video Hall Showcase.
As a child, Shalini Menon used tactile graphics to aid her in her science and math studies. Now, she brings her experience to the Build a Better Book project, helping to improve the tactile materials produced through the program.