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

GulfCoast MakerCon 2014

Gulf Coast MakerCon 14

  This past weekend I attend the GulfCoast MakerCon, which is a Tampa based mini-MakerFaire.  This was my first time ever going to such an event, and it was a great experience.  I got to network with a lot of local makers, learn about Makerspaces in the Tampa area, and even found out that we … Read more

Makerspace Wishlist Part 4: DIY and Crafts

Makerspace Wishlist: DIY & Crafts

When it comes to Makerspaces, many prefer to think of all expensive, whiz-bang technology and equipment.  While that’s perfectly fine and great for students, there’s a lot of benefits that can come from low-tech making as well.  The art of creating something from scratch, of taking something from concept to finished product, doesn’t have to … Read more