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.