Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

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Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a … Read more >

The App Factory: An Experiment in Game Creation

Today’s guest post is written by Adrienne Matteson, a librarian at White River Elementary School in Indiana. Read on for her discussion of the App Factory, a experimental club she created to explore game design and creation with elementary Read more >

Interview with Leslie Preddy, Author of School Library Makerspaces, 6-12

Cover of School Library Makerspaces, Grades 6-12 by Leslie Preddy

Libraries are logical destinations for makerspace activity. They have how-to guides; Internet access; community trust; an existing infrastructure for planning, promoting, and presenting programs; and big tables for workspaces! But what might a makerspace look like in a secondary school Read more >

Mentors for Makers: Effective and Budget-friendly

A question we’ve been asked before, and a common concern among educators and librarians, is the expense that can be involved in putting together a makerspace. In the past, we’ve featured a guest post detailing a successful, low-cost middle school … Read more >

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