This is all new to me. I am very interested in the makerspace for schools and how to implement one in my school. I am open to any suggestions on how to start a makerspace in my school.

The Makerspace movement is so cool and important to students and teachers. As educators discuss the importance of students being responsible for their own learning, what better way to implement that than makerspaces. As students explore and create, teachers are facilitators of the process. I am excited to learn more and share with schools in my district about makerspaces and help transform spaces in each school to give students an opportunity to engage and collaborate with their peers as they design a product.

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My school is beginning a Maker Space also - I am curious what some good resources for newbies are.

I am new to the maker space concept. I watched the video to get an idea about what it takes to start one in my school. It seems that maker space would be especially helpful in both urban and rural schools. These schools have been hit the hardest from a funding standpoint.

The idea of a Maker Space seems like common sense to me.   The more kids are actively involved in hands on learning, the more engaged they will be and the more they will learn.

I am currently learning about Makerspaces.  It seems like a wonderful opportunity to engage student learning.  I am excited that education seems to be moving away from "traditional" teaching and is moving towards the future.

I am intrigued by this makerspaces concept. I am excited to see how this can become doable in our rural district. The possibilities seem phenomenal.

I am not currently in the classroom any longer....I taught for 23 years.  However, through a professional study I am discovering and learning more about what is "makerspace" and how to implement those into our schools.  Very informative and interesting.     Angie Cornutt

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Just getting started with a Makerspace in your school? Join us for an incredible hands-on professional development opportunity this summer to learn how Pine Crest School is answering the White House's call for a "Nation of Makers!"
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