Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school?

Passion – You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects.

Space – This can be a whole room or only part of a room.

Supplies – Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well.

Storage – Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.


Shannon Mersand’s online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.


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