Creating Makers How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Library

Creating Makers  How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Library
Author: Megan Egbert
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2016-07-18
ISBN: 1440843872
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Makers How to Start a Learning Revolution at Your Library Book Excerpt:

This book shows you how, even with a tight budget and limited space, you can foster "maker mentality" in your library and help patrons reap the learning benefits of making—with or without a makerspace. • Offers librarians creative ways to become involved in the exciting maker movement and encourage maker mentality among patrons • Presents an approach through which any library, no matter their size or budget, can participate • Speaks to all ages, experience levels, and educational levels • Fills a gap in the literature by providing libraries with limited resources the means to offer maker opportunities

Transforming Leaders Into Progress Makers

Transforming Leaders Into Progress Makers
Author: Phillip G. Clampitt,Robert J. DeKoch
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-07-28
ISBN: 145221364X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transforming Leaders Into Progress Makers Book Excerpt:

Weaving together original research, novel strategies and tactics, and stories of successful leaders, this book provides insight into how to become a progress-making leader. Written by an academic and a business executive, the book provides actionable ideas grounded in sound research and tested in real organizations.

The New Game Makers Bible

The New Game Makers Bible
Author: Adam Jeremy Capps
Publsiher: Adam Jeremy Capps
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Game Makers Bible Book Excerpt:

The New Game Makers Bible is the premier book for helping game makers make the best games possible. It teaches good game making in many forms, whatever the genre, whatever the topic, it is covered here. It goes over good ideas, bad ideas, different kinds of games, story development, particular elements such as game mechanics, and much more. Table of Contents: The Most Important Elements In Games - Page 6. The Best Ideas I’ve Seen Used - Page 12. Obscure but Good Ideas For Games - Page 14. Ideas For Video Games (New) (Contains: Character Ideas, The Possible Setting/Story, Possible Power Ups and Items, Tools/Effects, Weapons and Similar Things, Powers and Magic, Abilities, Other Things, Nice Touches, and Possible Enemies.) - Page 17. Good Ideas for Games - Page 37. Bad Ideas for Games - Page 39. The Success or Failure of a Game - Page 40. Contrasting Old Ideas - Page 43. Game Making Tactics - Page 44. Having the Most Fun in a Game - Page 50. Developing a Theme and World - Page 57. Developing a Story - Page 58. Ideas for Story Development - Page 59. Types of Characters and Their Motives - Page 62. The Enemies Motives - Page 68. The Actual Player’s Motives - Page 69. The Most Important Questions For A Game Maker To Find Answers For - Page 73. The Best Ways to Place Secrets - Page 85. The Best Things… Page 86. The History of Some Major Games - Page 88. Two Player Elements in Different Games - Page 97. Choosing a System to Create For - Page 100. History and Facts About Old Consoles - Page 101. Neat Game Things - Page 109. Choosing a Peripheral to Create For - Page 112. On Doing Things That Have Never Been Done Before - Page 113. A Brief History of Early Video Games - Page 114. The Gaming Community - Page 118. The Joy of Game Making - Page 120. The 75 Rules of Good Games - Page 121. The 75 Sins of Game Making - Page 124. In Book Two: Part One: An Effective Philosophy of Game Making. This contains many numbered lists helpful for game making. - Page 128. Part Two: Frequently Used Ideas (The Best of Them) - Page 171. Part Three: Some Free Ideas Technology-Wise And Game-Wise - Page 241. Part Four: Creating From Different Genres - Page 248. A formula for a good side scrolling game - Page 251. The best platformers - Page 253. Adventure Games - Page 254. About Simulation Games - Page 260. 3D Games - Page 261. Odds and ends of other genres - Page 264. Educational Games - Page 267. Casino Games - Page 269. Games of Lesser Tech - Page 270. Games that are stylized after their own world - Page 270. A Mental Hospital Simulator - Page 272. Part Five: Miscellaneous Things and Additions to the Previous Things - Page 273. Different ways a game can start - Page 276. Frequently/ Traditionally used Ideas - Page 278. Retro Video Game History - Page 284. More About Making Good Games - Page 286. Part Six: New And Free Video Game Ideas - Page 293.

Waste and Distributive Justice in Asia

Waste and Distributive Justice in Asia
Author: Takashi Nakazawa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2018-01-19
ISBN: 1351330527
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste and Distributive Justice in Asia Book Excerpt:

Conflicts over waste disposal facility siting is a pressing issue not only in developed countries but also in fast-growing countries that face drastic waste increase and rapid urbanisation. How to address distributive justice has been one of the biggest concerns. This book examines what determines the influence of distributive justice in siting policy. In the 23 wards of Tokyo, one idea of distributive justice, known as "In-Ward Waste Disposal" (IWWD), emerged amid the ongoing garbage crisis in the early 1970s. IWWD was adopted as a significant principle, but its influence waxed and waned over time, until the idea was finally abandoned in 2003. To unravel causes and mechanisms behind the changing influence of IWWD, this book adopts a framework that considers not only ideational causes, but also the power struggles between rationally calculating actors, as well as the influence of external events and environments. By combining an in-depth case study with an integrative theoretical framework, this book tells a thought-provoking story of the changing influence of IWWD in a deep, comprehensive and consistent way. This book provides significant insights and lessons for both academics and practitioners.

The Maker s Manual

The Maker s Manual
Author: Paolo Aliverti,Andrea Maietta,Patrick Di Justo
Publsiher: Maker Media, Inc.
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2015-04-09
ISBN: 1457193957
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maker s Manual Book Excerpt:

The Maker's Manual is a practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new industrial revolution. It features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills like electronics prototyping, 3d printing, and programming. This book's clear, precise explanations will help you unleash your creativity, make successful projects, and work toward a sustainable maker business. Written by the founders of Frankenstein Garage, which has organized courses since 2011 to help makers to realize their creations, The Maker's Manual answers your questions about the Maker Movement that is revolutionizing the way we design and produce things.

The Mythopoeic Code of Tolkien

The Mythopoeic Code of Tolkien
Author: Jyrki Korpua
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2021-05-20
ISBN: 147664361X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mythopoeic Code of Tolkien Book Excerpt:

J. R. R. Tolkien is arguably the most influential fantasy writer of all time--his world building and epic mythology have changed Western audiences' imaginations and the entire fantasy genre. This book is the first wide-ranging Christian Platonic reading on Tolkien's fiction. This analysis, written for scholars and general Tolkien enthusiasts alike, discusses how his fiction is constructed on levels of language, myth and textuality that have a background in the Greek philosopher Plato's texts and early Christian philosophy influenced by Plato. It discusses the concepts of ideal and real, creation and existence, and fall and struggle as central elements of Tolkien's fiction, focusing on The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion and The History of Middle-earth. Reading Tolkien's fiction as a depiction of ideal and real, from the vision of creation to the process of realization, illuminates a part of Tolkien's aesthetics and mythology that previous studies have overlooked.

Stand Up Fight Back

Stand Up Fight Back
Author: E.J. Dionne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-06-02
ISBN: 0743269152
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stand Up Fight Back Book Excerpt:

One of our most visible, trenchant, and witty political commentators, the author of the bestselling Why Americans Hate Politics, offers a tough critique of President George W. Bush and the Democratic opposition on the eve of a landmark presidential election -- and points to a way out of cynicism and defeatism. With passion, clarity, and humor, E. J. Dionne describes today's political atmosphere as the bitterest he can remember. Never have Democrats been as frustrated by their inability to move the debate. The party of Roosevelt, Kennedy, and Clinton, Dionne says, is lost in pointless feuds, outdated strategies, and old arguments. Democrats have lost track of what they stand for so they don't know what they're fighting for and besides, they've forgotten how to fight back. In describing how Democrats, moderates, and liberals have failed to match Republicans and conservatives in commitment, resourcefulness, and clarity, Dionne invents what is likely to become a popular parlor game among the politically committed. In "The Wrong Stuff," he lists ten futile arguments -- big versus small government, for example -- that Democrats keep having with themselves. "The Right Stuff" focuses on ten arguments they should start making about taxes, business, and the role of government. Dionne zeroes in on how a floundering Bush administration used September 11 to politicize national security issues for partisan advantage. Enraged but intimidated by ruthless opponents, the Democratic party failed to find its voice on security issues and was soundly beaten in 2002. Drawing on some lessons from the 2004 primary campaigns, Dionne argues that anger and frustration have in fact awakened progressives to the need for innovation in organizing, in approaching an increasingly conservative media, and in formulating politically useful and plainly stated ideas. Learning from the conservative movement's successes, liberals have begun the work of reconstruction. The politics of revenge, Dionne argues persuasively, can give way to something better: a progressive patriotism built on hope and optimism about America's role in the world and its capacity to renew social justice at home.

Soup Maker Cook Book 10 Soup Maker Good Ideas That Is NOT Soup

Soup Maker Cook Book  10 Soup Maker Good Ideas That Is NOT Soup
Author: Recipe This
Publsiher: Recipe This
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soup Maker Cook Book 10 Soup Maker Good Ideas That Is NOT Soup Book Excerpt:

Soup Maker Cook Book: 10 Soup Maker Good Ideas That Is NOT Soup Welcome to the soup maker cook book and here is your chance to take your soup maker beyond the soup and try something different with it. After all, even though your soup maker was made for soup it is waste if you don't use it for other things. Discover how to make a delicious Thai curry sauce, a cheese sauce without flour, a luxury tomato sauce, garlic hummus, a healthy hot chocolate and five more. They are all easy to make and give your soup maker a whole new purpose. If you are looking for a soup maker cook book that you can use over and over again then you have come to the right place!

The Maker Revolution

The Maker Revolution
Author: Mark R. Hatch
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-11-01
ISBN: 1119428734
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Maker Revolution Book Excerpt:

Become a force for change through community, access, knowledge, and innovation The Maker Revolution is a guidebook to the new industrial revolution. Artisans, crafters, DIYers, and inventors around the globe are changing the way we change the world—are you ready to join the movement? This book shows you how to find your place in the revolution. You'll learn how the movement came about, and how Makers are already shifting paradigms and pushing the boundaries of innovation. You'll discover the people, organizations, and technologies that are catalyzing a re-thinking of industry, business, economic development and education, and you'll explore the ways in which specific types of participation could propel the movement toward greater access and inclusivity. You may even discover your own inner Maker, and decide to join the revolution. The world's greatest problems will only be solved by the creativity, ingenuity, and innovation of its inhabitants. The Maker Movement and the revolution it heralds holds that truth at its core, and strives to give everyone access to the knowledge, tools, experience, and community they need to change the world. This book takes you inside the movement, and helps you find your place. Understand the drivers, depths, and goals of the Maker Movement Explore the major trends and technologies that enable makers Learn how institutions can engage and participate in the Maker Revolution Find your inner revolutionary and become a part of the changing world The new revolution will not be televised—it will be something you hold in your hand, something you use every day, and the spirit of the community that created it. The Maker Revolution brings you into the fold to show you the power of breaking away from the status quo and will show you how you too can help change the world.

The Jewelry Maker s Design Book

The Jewelry Maker s Design Book
Author: Deryn Mentock
Publsiher: Quarry
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN: 1592538843
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jewelry Maker s Design Book Book Excerpt:

With The Jewelry Maker's Design Book: An Alchemy of Objects you will learn techniques for making several beautiful projects and discover how to plan and conceive your designs using one-of-a-kind objects in mixed media jewelry pieces.

Philosophy of Science for Biologists

Philosophy of Science for Biologists
Author: Kostas Kampourakis,Tobias Uller
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 1108491839
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Science for Biologists Book Excerpt:

A short and accessible introduction to philosophy of science for students and researchers across the life sciences.

The Mind of the Maker

The Mind of the Maker
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 1504004485
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mind of the Maker Book Excerpt:

An investigation into the nature of God and creativity from the author of the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, with an introduction by Madeleine L’Engle. From the first pages of Genesis, it is clear that God and man share one vital trait: the ability to create great works out of nothing. More than any other group, artists feel impelled to create, and this urge brings them closer to God. By contemplating the creative drive of humanity, we can better understand the works of God, and by reading deeply into the tenets of Christianity, we can better understand the creative spirit of man. Dorothy L. Sayers explores the concept of the Holy Trinity within the context of invention: the creative idea, the creative energy, and the creative power. In this searching, wide-ranging treatise, one of the greatest minds of the twentieth century shows us what it means to be an artist—and what it takes to make humankind.

Guitar Makers

Guitar Makers
Author: Kathryn Marie Dudley
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN: 022609541X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guitar Makers Book Excerpt:

It whispers, it sings, it rocks, and it howls. It expresses the voice of the folk—the open road, freedom, protest and rebellion, youth and love. It is the acoustic guitar. And over the last five decades it has become a quintessential American icon. Because this musical instrument is significant to so many—in ways that are emotional, cultural, and economic—guitar making has experienced a renaissance in North America, both as a popular hobby and, for some, a way of life. In Guitar Makers, Kathryn Marie Dudley introduces us to builders of artisanal guitars, their place in the art world, and the specialized knowledge they’ve developed. Drawing on in-depth interviews with members of the lutherie community, she finds that guitar making is a social movement with political implications. Guitars are not simply made—they are born. Artisans listen to their wood, respond to its liveliness, and strive to endow each instrument with an unforgettable tone. Although professional luthiers work within a market society, Dudley observes that their overriding sentiment is passion and love of the craft. Guitar makers are not aiming for quick turnover or the low-cost reproduction of commodities but the creation of singular instruments with unique qualities, and face-to-face transactions between makers, buyers, and dealers are commonplace. In an era when technological change has pushed skilled artisanship to the margins of the global economy, and in the midst of a capitalist system that places a premium on ever faster and more efficient modes of commerce, Dudley shows us how artisanal guitar makers have carved out a unique world that operates on alternative, more humane, and ecologically sustainable terms.

Image Makers

Image Makers
Author: Robert Jackall,Willmott Family Third Century Professor of Sociology and Social Thought Robert Jackall,Janice M. Hirota
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2000-07-20
ISBN: 9780226389165
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image Makers Book Excerpt:

Talking dogs pitching ethnic food. Heart-tugging appeals for contributions. Recruitment calls for enlistment in the military. Tub-thumpers excoriating American society with over-the-top rhetoric. At every turn, Americans are exhorted to spend money, join organizations, rally to causes, or express outrage. Image Makers is a comprehensive analysis of modern advocacy-from commercials to public service ads to government propaganda-and its roots in advertising and public relations. Robert Jackall and Janice M. Hirota explore the fashioning of the apparatus of advocacy through the stories of two organizations, the Committee on Public Information, which sold the Great War to the American public, and the Advertising Council, which since the Second World War has been the main coordinator of public service advertising. They then turn to the career of William Bernbach, the adman's adman, who reinvented advertising and grappled creatively with the profound skepticism of a propaganda-weary midcentury public. Jackall and Hirota argue that the tools-in-trade and habits of mind of "image makers" have now migrated into every corner of modern society. Advocacy is now a vocation for many, and American society abounds as well with "technicians in moral outrage," including street-smart impresarios, feminist preachers, and bombastic talk-radio hosts. The apparatus and ethos of advocacy give rise to endlessly shifting patterns of conflicting representations and claims, and in their midst Image Makers offers a clear and spirited understanding of advocacy in contemporary society and the quandaries it generates.

Maker Centered Learning

Maker Centered Learning
Author: Edward P. Clapp,Jessica Ross,Jennifer O. Ryan,Shari Tishman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1119259703
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maker Centered Learning Book Excerpt:

The Agency by Design guide to implementing maker-centered teaching and learning Maker-Centered Learning provides both a theoretical framework and practical resources for the educators, curriculum developers, librarians, administrators, and parents navigating this burgeoning field. Written by the expert team from the Agency by Design initiative at Harvard's Project Zero, this book Identifies a set of educational practices and ideas that define maker-centered learning, and introduces the focal concepts of maker empowerment and sensitivity to design. Shares cutting edge research that provides evidence of the benefits of maker-centered learning for students and education as a whole. Presents a clear Project Zero-based framework for maker-centered teaching and learning Includes valuable educator resources that can be applied in a variety of design and maker-centered learning environments Describes unique thinking routines that foster the primary maker capacities of looking closely, exploring complexity, and finding opportunity. A surge of voices from government, industry, and education have argued that, in order to equip the next generation for life and work in the decades ahead, it is vital to support maker-centered learning in various educational environments. Maker-Centered Learning provides insight into what that means, and offers tools and knowledge that can be applied anywhere that learning takes place.

Hacker Maker Teacher Thief Advertising s Next Generation

Hacker  Maker  Teacher  Thief  Advertising s Next Generation
Author: Creative Social
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2014-08-20
ISBN: 0956608337
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacker Maker Teacher Thief Advertising s Next Generation Book Excerpt:

Destiny Makers

Destiny Makers
Author: George Turner
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-12-18
ISBN: 1473225094
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destiny Makers Book Excerpt:

In the era of "the big squeeze" - when an environmentally ravaged Earth groans beneath the weight of twelve billion people - two men control the destiny of humankind. One was recently senile...the other is going insane. In the year 2069, with the Earth's population dangerously out of control, procreation and the medical treatment of terminal illness are the two most heinous crimes against society. But behind the doors of the top secret Biophysical Institute, an old man has been illegally cured of the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and made artificially younger - to serve the unspecified purposes of Premier Jeremy Beltane, one of the world's most powerful leaders. A member of the underprivileged "Wardie" class, Detective Sergeant Harry Ostrov has been assigned to serve as a guardian to the mysteriously rejuvenated nonagenarian - and entrusted with a devastating secret that could topple the unstable "Minder" government. But once within the confines of the Beltane family enclave, the dedicated police officer is dragged deeper and deeper into a lethal mire of scandal, corruption, political outrage, and moral dilemma - sworn to silence even as he observes his nation's ruler, a man ultimately responsible for the future of civilization, descend steadily into depression, uncertainty . . . and madness.

Genius Makers

Genius Makers
Author: Cade Metz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 1524742686
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genius Makers Book Excerpt:

"This colorful page-turner puts artificial intelligence into a human perspective. Through the lives of Geoff Hinton and other major players, Metz explains this transformative technology and makes the quest thrilling." —Walter Isaacson, author of The Code Breaker Recipient of starred reviews in both Kirkus and Library Journal THE UNTOLD TECH STORY OF OUR TIME What does it mean to be smart? To be human? What do we really want from life and the intelligence we have, or might create? With deep and exclusive reporting, across hundreds of interviews, New York Times Silicon Valley journalist Cade Metz brings you into the rooms where these questions are being answered. Where an extraordinarily powerful new artificial intelligence has been built into our biggest companies, our social discourse, and our daily lives, with few of us even noticing. Long dismissed as a technology of the distant future, artificial intelligence was a project consigned to the fringes of the scientific community. Then two researchers changed everything. One was a sixty-four-year-old computer science professor who didn’t drive and didn’t fly because he could no longer sit down—but still made his way across North America for the moment that would define a new age of technology. The other was a thirty-six-year-old neuroscientist and chess prodigy who laid claim to being the greatest game player of all time before vowing to build a machine that could do anything the human brain could do. They took two very different paths to that lofty goal, and they disagreed on how quickly it would arrive. But both were soon drawn into the heart of the tech industry. Their ideas drove a new kind of arms race, spanning Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and OpenAI, a new lab founded by Silicon Valley kingpin Elon Musk. But some believed that China would beat them all to the finish line. Genius Makers dramatically presents the fierce conflict among national interests, shareholder value, the pursuit of scientific knowledge, and the very human concerns about privacy, security, bias, and prejudice. Like a great Victorian novel, this world of eccentric, brilliant, often unimaginably yet suddenly wealthy characters draws you into the most profound moral questions we can ask. And like a great mystery, it presents the story and facts that lead to a core, vital question: How far will we let it go?

The Makers of American Wine

The Makers of American Wine
Author: Thomas Pinney
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2012-05-07
ISBN: 0520952227
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Makers of American Wine Book Excerpt:

Americans learned how to make wine successfully about two hundred years ago, after failing for more than two hundred years. Thomas Pinney takes an engaging approach to the history of American wine by telling its story through the lives of 13 people who played significant roles in building an industry that now extends to every state. While some names—such as Mondavi and Gallo—will be familiar, others are less well known. These include the wealthy Nicholas Longworth, who produced the first popular American wine; the German immigrant George Husmann, who championed the native Norton grape in Missouri and supplied rootstock to save French vineyards from phylloxera; Frank Schoonmaker, who championed the varietal concept over wines with misleading names; and Maynard Amerine, who helped make UC Davis a world-class winemaking school.

Fusion 360 for Makers

Fusion 360 for Makers
Author: Lydia Sloan Cline
Publsiher: Maker Media, Inc.
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-05-27
ISBN: 1680456482
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fusion 360 for Makers Book Excerpt:

Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device.