10 Resources for Building Makerspaces in Schools

Real Impact 3d printing
Girls from Real Impact Center learning about 3D printing at SparkMacon Makerspace
During a teacher meetup through we held last night, we mentioned ways that makerspaces and project based learning directed by student interest can inspire student curiosity, creativity, and personalized learning.     We organized this meetup to listen for ways we can support teachers and students in our area.   I really appreciate the time my wife and our teacher friends spent sharing their experiences in their class rooms across school boundaries.   Teachers are always busy this time of year.  So, we really appreciate their influence and time.  I also want to say thanks to Geneva from Real Impact Center in Macon.  As always.. we appreciate your leadership and time.
During the conversation, we shared the ideas and tools we’re using to design learning experiences in SparkMacon Makerspace.   It was awesome time!  It felt like we had a small “unconference” over coffee.  I put together this post to aggregate some helpful ebooks, guides, and tools for bringing maker education into your class room.  We hope you find these tools helpful in engaging your students.
You also might enjoy the following infographic from http://margaret-powers.com/.   Margaret has awesome ideas and coaching on her blog serving educators. I enjoy following her posts on Twitter.  Make sure to follow her content.
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