Posts by Lindsey Own
Many makerspace components are commonly known. Here are 10 ideas for useful materials that might surprise you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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” was the second workshop in the three-part Ready GO! summit at SXSWedu this year. This workshop was designed to support participants in thinking through a process that innovative teachers might go through to re-design lessons or units–“learning experiences”–to support deeper student learning. Martin Moran, at the…
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.