Makerspace Wishlist Part 3: Engineering Tools

(This is part 3 in a series of Makerspace Wishlist posts.  See Part 1: Electonics and Part 2: Technology and Robotics for more.  Please note, this post was originally written in 2014 and some products may have changed or been discontinued since then) Engineering Tools When it comes to engineering tools, there’s really two major juggernauts: … Read more

Makerspace Wishlist Part 1: Electronics

Makerspace Wishlist - Electronics | RenovatedLearning.com

(Note: Post updated on 3-19-16.) Makerspaces are hot, and many educators are constantly looking for recommendations on what tools to get for their students.  I’m so excited to see so many teachers and librarians working on grants and proposals to get Makerspaces in their schools.  Instead of constantly writing 140 character posts on what tools … Read more

5 Questions to ask when planning a Makerspace

5 QUESTIONS to ask yourself when planning a MAKERSPACE | Many educators want to create makerspaces in their schools but aren't sure of where to get started. These five questions can help you to start the planning process and figure out where you want to go. | RenovatedLearning.com

Are you the type of person who likes to fill in worksheets? Click here to download a FREE printable 5 Questions worksheet! (Post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase using them, I get a small commission that helps support running this blog) So you want to write a Makerspace grant… It seems like everyone … Read more

Incorporating the Maker Movement into Programs

As I’ve been researching and reading up on the Maker Movement, one of the most common things I hear from other librarians and educators is that they aren’t sure how to start, or they’re worried about teacher perception.  One easy way to get your students and teachers exposed to the Maker Movement (or really, DIY … Read more

Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps

Taking Baby Steps Towards Starting a Makerspace As you know if you’ve been following my blog and Twitter account, I’m a bit obsessed lately with the concept of Makerspaces in libraries.  I’ve been brainstorming and grant writing. I’ve been telling everyone I know about my vision for what I want my school’s library Makerspace to … Read more