STEM & Maker

The Case for School Makerspaces, According to Those Who Use Them

I recently talked with some innovative educators (and their students) who have utilized makerspaces in their elementary schools. Collectively, they noted the academic benefits and the development of 21st-Century Skills and growth mindset.

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STEM & Maker

School Library Makerspaces: the Bold, the Brave, and the Uninitiated

By: Michelle Davis. To some, the traditional “shush” space of the library may seem like an odd setting for the hands-on, creative messiness of a makerspace. Yet many schools are nonetheless embracing maker learning within their libraries. Here's why.

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STEM & Maker

Creating a Makerspace That Works

Jamie Back shares her recent learnings about setting up, maintaining, and working with students and faculty in her school’s makerspace.

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STEM & Maker

3 Tips For Building a STEM Classroom Makerspace

By: Lindsay Olsen. There is a natural connection between makerspaces and STEM learning, and magical things happen when the two are combined. Here are three tips for creating a makerspace in your STEM classroom.

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STEM & Maker

Makerspaces: Engaging Students Through Creativity and Coding

By: Nick Provenzano. Boosting student confidence through creativity is a great way to encourage engagement and skill building. As a makerspace director and advocate for the maker movement, I’m passionate about the opportunities that a creative space gives students.

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Leadership

Take a Tour of Our School’s Makerspace

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.

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Leadership

Prepping a Learning Space to Grow into a Makerspace

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.

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Equity & Access

5 Tips for Building a Maker Culture of Equity and Inclusion

When students have an environment that is inclusive, they are more confident and creative. They are then better able to create a love of learning, which is when unexpected ideas happen--and we need new ideas.

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Equity & Access

3 Visions of Truly Inclusive Education

By: Jennifer D. Goldman, Karyn Lewis and Dr. Genevra Walters. In this post, we look at three educators' creative solutions that are making “readiness for all” a reality in their classrooms and libraries.

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