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Worlds of Making
Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

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© 2015 | 80 pages | Corwin

Makerspaces: Your questions answered here!

Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. Nationally recognized expert Laura Fleming provides all the answers in this breakthrough guide. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you:

  • Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace
  • Align activities to standards
  • Showcase student creations

Use this must-have guide to painlessly build a robust, unique learning environment that puts learning back in the hands of your students!

The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website.

"Laura Fleming does an exquisite job of creating a guide for all schools to tap into students’ innate desire to create, tinker, invent, and make to learn. Leveraging her experience as a practitioner she provides a compelling, yet simple recipe for any school or educator to transform any space into a makerspace on a shoestring budget. It is time to bring the fun back into learning!"
—Eric Sheninger, Corwin Author, Digital Leadership

"Fleming provides a concise overview of the Maker Movement as a revolution taking place in learning today. This book makes a case for the importance of creating a culture of innovation and offers practical tips and strategies for those interested in creating their own makerspaces."
—Greg Toppo, Education Reporter
USA Today

 
Preface by Peter DeWitt
 
Introduction
 
1. The Maker Movement
 
2. Planning Your Makerspace
 
3. Setting Up Your Makerspace
 
4. Creating a Maker Culture in Your School
 
5. Makerspaces and the Standards
 
6. The "Expert" Maker
 
7. Makerspaces and the School Library
 
8. Makerspaces as a Unique Learning Environment
 
9. Showcasing Student Creations
 
10. Makerspaces as Catalysts for Future Change
 
11. School Leaders

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Chapter 1


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"Fleming provides a concise overview of the Maker Movement as a revolution taking place in learning today. This book makes a case for the importance of creating a culture of innovation and offers practical tips and strategies for those interested in creating their own makerspaces."

Greg Toppo, Education Reporter
USA Today

"Laura Fleming does an exquisite job of creating a guide for all schools to tap into students' innate desire to create, tinker, invent, and make to learn. Leveraging her experience as a practitioner she provides a compelling, yet simple recipe for any school or educator to transform any space into a makerspace on a shoestring budget. It is time to bring the fun back into learning!"

Eric Sheninger

"As of now there are about 20 books in the Corwin Connected Educator Series, a seemingly ever-growing set of titles masterminded by Peter DeWitt and Corwin Press. Each book is short enough to be read in one sitting, which makes the collection ideal for book studies and professional development, both during the summer and throughout the school year. Also, each paperback is authored by one or two educators who speak (and blog, tweet, etc.) with a credible voice in the world of connected education. Some of the topics include:
  • Flipped leadership
  • Tools for connecting educators, parents, and communities
  • Blogging for educators
  • Best practices for establishing a makerspace
  • Tools to connect and empower teachers

Finally, all of the authors are active on social media, and they regularly present at local conferences, which helps in bringing to life the contents of these books."

Ross Cooper, Supervisor of Instructional Practice K-12
Salisbury Township School District, Edutopia
Key features

One of the most exciting movements in education today is the creation of makerspaces.  Learn how to create a vibrant, robust makerspace for your school community that can serve as a hub for students to unleash their creativity.  Here you’ll find:


  • An overview of the maker movement

  • Practical strategies you can use right away

  • Anecdotal examples and best practices of successful makerspaces

  • A purposeful plan of action for creating your own personalized makerspace that best serves your school community

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