Makerspace - Ideas & Inspiration

Makerspaces are taking over the educational world & with good reason. They are the perfect spaces to support STEAM & Project Based Learning through hands-on, interactive activities. They support innovation, creativity, critical thinking & communication skills in our students. Check out these pins for some inspirational resources to start you on your Maker journey, whether you teach elementary, middle school, high school, in a public library, or are just plain curious about makerspaces.
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Build a LEGO Design Drawing Machine. Awesome engineering STEM challenge for kids!

Build a Design Drawing Machine with LEGO Bricks

Build a LEGO Design Drawing Machine - Similar to a Spirograph, this draws awesome patterns! - possibly use littlebits instead of lego power kit?

Mobile Maker Spaces

Librarians in a Knoxville, TN school district got a grant to build four maker space carts that rotate among schools. Find out what they bought…

Makerspace challenge cards - this is a great, passive way to get students to try out new activities in your makerspace.

MakerSpace: Challenge Cards, getting teens to try new activities in the Teen MakerSpace (TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox)

Makerspace challenge cards - this is a great, passive way to get students to try out new activities in your makerspace.

4 Super Easy Budget Friendly Projects for Your Makerspace | Makerspace projects don't have to be crazy expensive. Here's four awesome, budget friendly projects that your students will love.

4 Super Easy Budget Friendly Projects for Your Makerspace Makerspace projects don't have to be crazy expensive. Here's four awesome, budget friendly projects that your students will love.

Makerspace Task CardsSometimes students need ideas to get them going in a Maker Space.  75 different task cards that students can use to find some inspiration in the makerspace

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Makerspace Task CardsSometimes students need ideas to get them going in a Maker Space. These 75 cards give them prompts to…

How to Create a Makerspace in Schools

See how Massapequa school officials embraced the makerspace in schools idea for 6 of their elementary and the subsequent results.

5 Makerspace Projects for Teen Tech Week | In my post for Demco Ideas, I go over five different makerspace project ideas for ALA's Teen Tech Week, with the 2017 theme of Be the Source of Change

Teen Tech Week is March and master maker Diana Rendina has got you covered with 5 makerspace projects that will inspire teens to become change agents.

AASL Post: How to Build a Maker Culture in Your Library: A positive maker culture is the foundation of a successful maker program. Here are some ways that you can build and grow a maker culture in your library.

AASL Post: How to Build a Maker Culture in Your Library: A positive maker culture is the foundation of a successful maker program. Here are some ways that you can build and grow a maker culture in your library.

Cardboard Challenge 2016: More Awesome than Ever | For our 2016 Cardboard Challenge, my students went all out. Our cardboard cutters were buzzing, the hot glue guns were all in use. There were all sorts of amazing creations being built all around.

Cardboard Challenge More Awesome than Ever For our 2016 Cardboard Challenge, my students went all out. Our cardboard cutters were buzzing, the hot glue guns were all in use. There were all sorts of amazing creations being built all around.

4 Reasons Why I Love Copernicus Carts in Makerspaces | Finding the perfect makerspace storage solution can be tricky. I now have three Copernicus carts and they've revolution storage and accessibility in our makerspace.

Copernicus carts are an amazing storage solution for makerspaces. They provide flexibility, can color code easily and are super modular.

How to Connect Students to the World With the Cardboard Challenge | In my AASL post, I talk about how maker projects and makerspaces are fantastic for connecting your students globally. Here's how you can use the Global Cardboard Challenge and Skype.

Knowledge Quest- AASL Maker projects and makerspaces are fantastic for connecting your students globally. Here's how you can use the Global Cardboard Challenge and Skype.

3 Design Challenges for the Low Tech Makerspace : Check out my Demco post to read up on three different design challenges you can do with your students in a low-tech/no-tech makerspace. All are budget friendly and easy to do.

3 Design Challenges - Cardboard Creature, Tech Take-apart Robot Challenge, Recycled Book Art Gallery

A makerspace should be messy and beautiful  - At MakeMe Studio in St Petersburg, FL

A makerspace should be messy and beautiful - At MakeMe Studio in St Petersburg, FL

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