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Hi, I’m Diana!  Welcome to Renovated Learning.

Maybe you’re curious about this makerspace thing.  Or maybe you’re looking to redesign your learning space to work better for our modern students.  Or maybe you’re an educator (or someone who cares about education) who’s tired of the status quo and wants to see schools transformed with creativity.

I’m here to help.

I transformed my school library and started a makerspace from scratch and I want to empower other educators and librarians to do the same.

Here at Renovated Learning, I share my experiences in starting and running and makerspace and redesigning our learning space.

Whether you need help starting a makerspace or growing a makerspace you already have, there will be something here for you.  Let’s work together to make learning awesome again 🙂

Click on over the blog to start reading, or check out some of the resources below and in the menu bar.

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Popular posts:

Defining MAKERSPACES: What the research says: After receiving criticism that my space was not a "real makerspace", I decided to draft my own definition and take a look at how research defines makerspaces.
6 Ways to Rethink Your Library Space and Make it Amazing | Over the course of five years, I've worked to renovated and redesign the library at Stewart Middle Magnet. Here, I share what I learn in six lessons that you can apply to your own library or classroom.
How to Build an EPIC LEGO Wall | Follow along with this detailed tutorial to create your very own EPIC LEGO Wall. Great for libraries, makerspaces, classrooms, bedrooms, offices or anywhere awesome. Bonus printable in post too! | RenovatedLearning.com

Recent posts:

How to Start a Classroom Makerspace from Scratch

In the 2021-2022 school year, I collaborated with our 6th grade science teacher to incorporate makerspace activities into her curriculum.  We decided on a hybrid approach where for some projects, students would come up to the library makerspace and for others, I would come down to the classroom.  So we decided to purchase supplies (using … Read more

20+ Ideas for AWESOME Instagram Posts

Instagram is a fantastic way to connect with students, teachers, parents and community members.  You can showcase what is going on in your library, promote a love of reading and feature student work.  If you’re new to IG, it can be easy to feel stuck and unsure of what to post.  (Check out my previous … Read more

The Power of Instagram to Connect With Students

I’ve long used Instagram as a way to reach out to my students.  It started back when I first got an iPad through DonorsChoose at my previous library (before I had a personal smartphone).  Some of my former students (now adults) still follow that account and keep in touch.  When I started at Tampa Prep, … Read more