Category Archives: Makerspace

Making a Makerspace: Creating Self-Sustaining Recess/Lunch-Time Visits

The primary goal of the Makerspace in the first two months of existence has been to allow students to pursue their own individual and group projects with as little support necessary from any adults. For the first month, I was … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Two Weeks In

The Makerspace has now been open for two weeks. Two exhausting but exciting weeks. Two weeks of learning, for the students and for me. When I put together the concept of the Makerspace, I planned for three types of sessions: … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Tools for Coding & Robotics

My last post on the Makerspace detailed the building of the space. Okay, it didn’t detail it – detailing it would have included the double coat of paint I had to do on the green wall, that the IdeaPaint didn’t … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: The Physical Space is (relatively) Finished!

The last time I posted about our Makerspace, I had finished my first month of research and planning. I was just beginning to put together my “pitch” and share it with those who might be interested in supporting the effort. … Continue reading

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Making a Makerspace: Peek Inside My Plans

On October 1st I started on my efforts toward creating a set of Makerspaces in our school district. I immediately jumped into visiting the d.school at Stanford, collecting every book I could on the topic, and applied to attend the … Continue reading

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