Makerspace, sometimes referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, or fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. These new entities are becoming the newest element of STEM.I'm surprised many STEM bloggers and authors have not written about this trending topic as it portrays many STEM components within it. For example, students and teachers alike can use makerspaces to discover, explore and use… Click To Tweet
So to help you get more versed into this new era, I’m providing you with some insightful makerspace websites that I hope you will consider when adding makerspace into your method of teaching and learning.
makerspace.com – the origin of makerspace. Need I say more?
A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources – Packed full of useful tips and resources to expand your understanding and practices of makerspaces.
Things You Should Know About Makerspaces – A FAQ about the makerspace so that everyone can understand the nuts and bolts of it.
There are even some facebook sites on makerspaces like the one in our region.
I think that if you use this on a regular basis, I’m confident that you will see vast improvements in your classes. Even better, think what would happen if a business or company used it in their thought process for product development.
Have you ever used or been a part of Makerspaces before? We’d love to hear your experiences.