Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Resources: Educator Websites
Sites and blogs by educators showcasing maker projects in schools, libraries, and community organizations
Creator’s Studio – John Umekubo created this website to support a middle school maker lab. Projects, resources, and articles are helpful teacher resources.
Makerspace in a School Library – Colleen Graves, an award-winning school librarian, shares resources about the intersection of school libraries, makerspaces, and invention literacy on her site and books.
Worlds of Learning – Laura Fleming, a high school librarian, was one of the early proponents of makerspaces in school libraries. She shares resources and best practices on her site and publications.
Logistics of Makerspace Scheduling – Diana Rendina, a middle school librarian, shares a variety of ways that classes and clubs intersect in the makerspace. The site also contains a lot of makerspace resources and project ideas.
Makerspace Starter Kit – Gweneth Jones (aka “The Daring Librarian) chronicles her middle school library and makerspace.
Lighthouse Creativity Lab – Posts, project guides, and professional development from a public charter school in Oakland, California that was one of the first to implement making in K-12.
Tales from CREATE – The story of CREATE, a K-5 public school makerspace in Silicon Valley.
Building Capacity – Jim Tiffin Jr. shares many projects and thoughts about the maker process at his K-4 school. Don’t miss his page, Tales Not Yet Told, for a glimpse into current projects that are still unfolding. What a great (and brave) idea!