How We Got Here – Part 2
Makerspaces have become really popular. I first heard about them in media centers from my fellow media coordinators. Several attended sessions at local media conference sessions.
I have always tried to provide materials for our students. Many children will simply desire a blank piece of paper. Makerspaces seemed to be that magnified by a thousand. My own children love to create, so this was an easy fit for me.
I have a great student who visits the media center often. I explained the concept and asked him if he thought it would be a good fit for our school. He, of course, loved the idea. We brainstormed some ideas of what materials we would need. He even named our makerspace – Building Land. He and his parents designed a great logo for our new makerspace and they had two large signs printed for us.
This wonderful family also donated materials for the makerspace.