Category Archives for : Laura Fleming

Don’t Let Makerspaces Be A Passing Trend

Don’t Let Makerspaces Be A Passing Trend

In 21 years in education, I have seen many trends come and go. I am on a mission to keep.

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6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

One of the goals of my newest book, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, was to highlight best practices.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017!

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017!

This year’s New Media Consortium/COSN’s 2017 K-12 Horizon Report deemed makerspaces the future of edtech and predicted full adoption in.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2016

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2016

With the success of last year’s post on the Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015, we are excited to announce.

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Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

2015 has proved to be a monumental year for the Maker Movement. With increasingly more schools committed to creating a.

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Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace

Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace

My work with schools across the nation on planning and creating makerspaces has proven to me that while anyone can.

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Participatory Making

Participatory Making

My history with littleBits began in 2013 when my school created a littleBits bar in our makerspace, and our experiences. Read More
MAKE Time for Learning in the Summer…At Home!

MAKE Time for Learning in the Summer…At Home!

For me, one of the most powerful pieces of the Maker Movement is that it is based on the belief.

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Makerspaces Around the World

Makerspaces Around the World

“You grow more when you get more people’s perspectives.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg One of the most rewarding parts about writing.

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Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces

Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces

Don’t think outside the box…Think like there is no box. ~ Unknown One of the most rewarding experiences in writing.

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We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection

We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection

Something that bothers me so much is when I read articles that talk about how libraries are becoming Makerspaces. Our.

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Do students need to follow a specific process for making and creating in a Makerspace?

Do students need to follow a specific process for making and creating in a Makerspace?

In a recent blog post, I presented the 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace. These attributes are meant to serve.

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