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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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A makerspace teacher experienced a few surprises as her school's makerspace developed, including a shortage of unexpectedly critical makerspace items. Here are 10 items she recommends you have on hand from the beginning.

Remix Your Learning Experience Design Process

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"Remix Your Learning Experience Design Process" was the second workshop in the three-part Ready GO! summit at SXSWedu this year. This...

Radical Student Choice: Student Designed and Demonstrated Projects

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Takeaways and lessons learned from Adventure Days -- two full days when no middle school classes are held and each student pursues a project of their own design to showcase at the end of the second day.

#FETC | Incorporating STEM and Tinkering Across the Primary Grades

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Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Lindsey Own shares four projects from Finalists for the FETC STEM Excellence Awards. The four projects will be presented at FETC. They represents a range of subject areas and levels of student independence.

A Challenge to Bring Making Into Hour of Code

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For Hour of Code, dig deeper below the surface of computer science. I'll even offer a specific activity to try out, even if you're not a computer science expert: Challenge your students to build a mechanical 4-bit Boolean adder, inventing their own physical logic gates.

3 Lenses for Developing Deeper Driving Questions

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Three questions give us a set of lenses through which to consider the content and how our students might apply thinking through creative, collaborative tinkering-based projects that result in thoughtful products of their learning.

8 Tips in Taking on School-Wide Makerspace Leadership

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In the process of collaborating with my colleagues to develop and implement makerspace projects with our students, I've figured out a few tips to pass along to educators at other schools initiating similar programs.

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