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 RenovatedLearning.com. 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.

Professional Growth

ISTE June 28th Recap

Now I understand what everyone means when they say that a big international conference like this can be overwhelming. Wow! This conference is insanely huge, and insanely crowded. I’m really...

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June 29, 2014
Learning Spaces

My pre-ISTE Adventures

  I left Tampa, FL bright and early yesterday with my friend and colleague Okle Miller (@okle_miller) to start on our ISTE adventures. Before heading to Atlanta, we took a...

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June 28, 2014
Book Review: Make Space
Book Review, Learning Spaces

Book Review: Make Space

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration is a fabulous book for any educator looking to change up their learning space to support students collaboration.  Even though this...

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June 16, 2014
Makerspace Reflections
Makerspaces

Makerspace Reflections

As the school year has been drawing to a close, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the library Makerspace we’ve been creating at my school.  We started...

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May 28, 2014
What Students Build in Makerspaces
Makerspaces

What Students Build in Makerspaces

While most educators I talk to seem to be completely enamored with the idea of Makerspaces, I know that there are also naysayers out there who wonder what it’s all...

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May 21, 2014
Our First Mini MakerFaire
Makerspaces

Our First Mini MakerFaire

A few weeks ago, we held our very first Mini MakerFaire at my school.  Our Makerspace is still in it’s infancy (it’s really just a bunch of tables set up...

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May 14, 2014