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A list of resources on Makerspaces

Defining Makerspaces: What the Research Says | Renovated Learning

Taking a look at and defining a makerspace. What does the research say?

Inexpensive STEM Ideas for Kids STEM Activities

Inexpensive STEM ideas are really possible! You can use cheap and everyday items to put together awesome, inexpensive STEM ideas, activities and challenges.

Designing a School Makerspace

A practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.

How to Start a Makerspace When You're Broke | Knowledge Quest

Everyone’s Favorite Excuse I’ve had the honor and privilege of sharing with hundreds of librarians and educators about our makerspace. Unfortunately, I see many educators hold back on starting a makerspace because of funds.  I’m always hearing excuses like: “I’d... Read More › | See more about Librarians, I Had and School Librarian.

A Makerspace In The Middle School

When you picture a normal middle school, you probably envision kids in rows of desks listening to a teacher drone on and on at the front of the room. But a

Makerspace in the Classroom | Make:

This is why the marriage between the classroom and the Makerspace is so potent.

How to Create a Makerspace -- Campus Technology

"Making" experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning.

MIT Project Manus

Makerspaces at MIT (and many universities) are usualy one of three types.  They all have similar maker tools, but their community elements differ, and they are purposesd and managed in a different way:

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.


To describe them simply, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. These spaces can take the form of loosely-organized individuals sharing space and tools, for-profit companies, non-profit corporations, organizations affiliated with or hosted within schools, universities or libraries, and more. All are united in the purpose of providing access to equipment, community, and education, and all are unique in exactly how they are arranged to fit the purposes of the community they serve.

Infographic: Create a school makerspace in 3 easy steps

Don't delay. Create a school makerspace! Download this infographic to learn how. | See more about Infographic, Schools and The Classroom.

What is a MakerSpace?

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Lessons from the Makerspace

Amy Hachigian is a 2015 graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This post was originally published on the Agency by Design blog.

ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning

Writing teacher, world citizen and guest blogger Stephanie West-Puckett reflects on the idea that, by integrating Maker culture into curriculum, we are transforming how learning happens in our schools.


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Circuit Bugs

Circuit Bugs – A super cute craft with circuit work. Excellent STEAM project! | See more about Circuit Crafts, Crafts and Crafts for kids.

Appleton Makerspace

I am pretty sure someone else already probably posted this... but we do have an amazing Makerspace here in Appleton! They do charge a member fee though.


Makerspace | Piktochart Infographic Editor

Maker Education Initiative

Every Child a Maker

Bulletin Board Ideas

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Elementary Makerspaces!

Elementary Library Makerspace Resources created with the amazing and inspiring Colleen Graves! (work in progress) Elementary Librarians to Follow Librarian/Twitter Blog Library or School District Andy Plemmons Expect the Miraculous Barrow Media Center David Saunders DesignSaunders The Greenwich Country Day School Shawna Ford Continuously Learning in the Library Formerly at Curtis ES Library, now Future…

How to Utilizing a School Makerspace for World Language Learning

By Lindsey Own - A school makerspace is often mistaken for an extension of the science department, however every subject can use this space for learning.

Makerspace at Michael Wallace Elementary School

Great video of how an elementary school uses Makerspaces. Shows kids reactions

Creating Makers, Not Spaces

From an educational standpoint, the ideal maker movement sees value in students creating and making things on their own. But, if the problems are just handed to our students, they are missing an essential part of the plan. How do we teach them to be problem finders, not just solvers?