A Maker’s Imagination: The Beauty of Homemade Fun

In my next life I will come back as an archaeologist, a female Indiana Jones on the quest for the lost relic of an ancient civilization. For now, I am on the hunt for recyclable materials that my students can transform into works of art and engineering in our library makerspace. My own three young […]

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Agile Makerspaces

The Challenge Great Makerspaces democratize learning. They make materials, supplies, and concepts available and accessible to all learners. By properly planning your Makerspace, you can build an environment that encourages tinkering, play, and open-ended exploration for everyone. The question is: How do we ultimately reach all learners? The United States Department of Education, Educational Technology […]

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Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From A Transformed School Library

Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t sure how to get started or why it’s worth the effort. New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she […]

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