Makin’ and Creatin’

Are you looking to start a MakerSpace at your school or in your classroom? Do you need resources and guidance to get started? Or maybe you have a MakerSpace and are looking for ideas on how to make it better. The folks at MakerSpace for Education have you covered.

MakerSpace for Education offers online professional development resources whether you are just beginning or looking to ‘up your game’. This site goes through the different frameworks of MakerSpace including constructionism, the maker movement, design thinking, and media literacy.

A wealth of information can be found under the Materials of MakerSpace tab. This is where you can find a list of possible tools to be used in a MakerSpace. They have listed both tech tools and non-tech tools. As they say, “There is something for everyone.” This helpful resource breaks down the tools for beginning to advanced users. In addition, the site gives helpful hints and lesson ideas.

This amazing resource continues to grow. Users are encouraged to share their lesson ideas. There is so much information on the site, you could fall down a rabbit hole of fascination. Happy creating!

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Lisa Nowakowski

Lisa is the co-host of TLC.Ninja. She currently teaches 5th grade, has been named Teacher of the Year at her school, and has been an Ed Tech innovator in her district for over 15 years. She is a PBS Digital Innovator and received the Crystal Apple Award in 2010. ​

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