Author Archives: Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog She was a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest from 2015-2018. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.

In Defense of Craft, Play and Tinkering : Technology is great, but let's make sure that we don't undervalue craft, play and tinkering in our makerspaces.

In Defense of Craft, Play and Tinkering

I love all forms of making.  Coding robots, building circuits, soldering things to make stuff light up.  Knitting, sewing, crafting, tinkering, taking what looks like a pile of junk and...

August 27, 2018