A peek at our future Maker Corner

A few days ago, I tweeted out this image of our future Makerspace that I created in Skitch on my iPad.  I was inspired by The Nerdy Teacher’s post on rethinking his classroom setup, and I wanted to create a visual that could show what our space will be like when it all comes together. … Read more

Make Space: Practical Applications

A few days ago, I posted a review of the book Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration.  But just a simple review does not give you the full story.  While reading through this book, I was constantly jotting down notes and ideas for things I wanted to try in my library. … Read more

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 book is not directly about schools (it focuses more on offices and universities) there’s so many practical lessons to be taken from this book.  So … Read more

Library Makeover Preview

I just found out a few weeks ago that my school is receiving a Lowes Toolbox for Education grant of $5,000 to transform our library!  I applied for this grant back in February, with the goal of transforming the instruction/tables side of our library into a dynamic, collaborative, Learning Commons-style space capabale of quickly and … Read more

Changing your learning space without spending money

I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about learning spaces, and how to create a physical space most conducive to learning.  My library is pretty small, with no natural light, lots of heavy furniture, and a 30 computer lab stuck in the middle of it.  While I may be limited somewhat by the physical space, … Read more