How to Create Makerspace Procedures that Work
When we set up our libraries and classrooms, we create procedures to help keep things running smoothly. In the same way, we need to create makerspace procedures that help our students understand how to utilize and participate in our spaces. It can be tricky to figure out the perfect procedures.
In my latest post for AASL Knowledge Quest, I delve into the topic that can often cause stress and problems in makerspaces – creating procedures. Makerspace procedures are much like classroom procedures, yet they can be tricky to figure out and establish. My post goes into some of the lessons I’ve learned while creating and establishing my makerspace at Stewart for the last three years.
Check out the post to learn more about how you can:
- Incorporate student voice
- Find the best solutions for YOUR space
- Make it easy to be independent
- Teach and enforce procedures early and often
After that, I go over a few examples of some types of procedures to create when setting up your space. By creating effective procedures, we can help things to run more smoothly and give our students a more effective makerspace experience.
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Hi Diana – First, thanks for all of the awesome information. I am an elementary school librarian in Chicago and I am creating a Maker Space this year. I am going to start small with craft based maker activities because my computer teachers already have some great tech based creating going on in their room!
How do you handle grading? How do you schedule the use of the space?
I have a set schedule and see 27 classes every 6 days.
Please feel free to send me an email.
Mary Kate Witry
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