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Lindsey Own teaches science at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, WA. Follow Lindsey on Twitter, @LindseyOwn.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Makerspace Needs

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Many makerspace components are commonly known. Here are 10 ideas for useful materials that might surprise you.

Take a Tour of Our School’s Makerspace

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I've shared lots of small details about our school's makerspace but I've never shared the space in its entirety. So here is a virtual tour via panoramic photos of the whole space to provide a better idea of how we've organized it.

9 More “Maker” Projects Invented By Teachers

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By: Lindsey Own. This year's DesignDoDiscover conference proved how creative teachers can be when they have the tools, mentorship, teams, time and space to dig into their ideas. Here are descriptions of nine teacher invented "maker" projects shared there.

Prepping a Learning Space to Grow into a Makerspace

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After visiting dozens of makerspaces in preparation for our design, and now a year into our newly-built makerspace, I can offer the following recommendations to those beginning design for new builds.

Introduction to Design for the Laser Cutter

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In our makerspace, the laser cutter is by far the most popular piece of equipment. However, many are nervous about using it as the design process can feel overwhelming. Here are detailed instructions to help anyone get started.

15 LGBTQ Books From Preschool To High School

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As faculty advisor for her school's Sexuality and Gender Alliance club, teacher Lindsey Own recently had the chance to read LGBTQ books for all ages for a book fair, and shares some recommendations for parents, teachers and students to read.

How to Utilize a Makerspace for World Language Learning

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Makerspaces are often mistaken for extensions of a school science department. However, it can actually be used by every subject area--here's an example of how World Language teachers utilize their school's makerspace.

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