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5.0 out of 5 starsTurning knowledge into action.
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed Laura's book on Makerspaces. I created a small Makerspace in my classroom when I was a teacher, and now that I am a STEM and Innovation coach, I am excited about growing this maker movement throughout our Elementary schools. This book is the perfect balance of academic background, research, and personal anecdotes, making it easy to read and digest in one sitting. I really appreciated the pictures and real-world examples of current Makerspaces. There are appropriate in-text citations and a great reference section for anyone interested in more deeply researching Makerspace ideology or theories of learning. I plan on carrying this book around with me and sharing it with as many teachers and librarians and administrators as I can in the upcoming school year. If you are at all curious about the Maker movement or Makerspaces, I would buy this book. If you are interested in creating your own Makerspace, whether in a classroom or a communal space (e.g.: library, resource center, etc), I would buy this book. If you want to innovate your educational building, whether primary or secondary, BUY THIS BOOK!
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat introduction to the theory behind Makerspaces
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
I am starting to work in a makerspace in my school having very little info about it. This book gave me the background behind makerspaces, the very good reasons why you want one in your school, and the benefits of having such a space. It was exactly what I needed! If you are looking for detailed instruction on setting up a makerspace, that's not really what this book is. But, if you are looking to learn more about makerspaces and get a global sort of picture or overview, of the movement then this is the book for you!
5.0 out of 5 starsWant to add a makerspace at your school? Start with this book.
Reviewed in the United States on June 17, 2017
Excellent, easy to understand overview of how schools can add a makerspace to stimulate collaborative learning, creativity, and practical skills building. Discusses locations in school media centers as well as other possible sites. Excellent references to already existing makerspaces in elementary schools around the country. Small book with short chapters so it's not intimidating reading.
If you are ready to start a maker movement in you school library, community center, church, garage or etc. Please read this book. There is so much valuable information for all those involved in making you Maker Space successful.
5.0 out of 5 starsBuen manual para iniciar este proyecto
Reviewed in Spain on November 17, 2015
Muy buen libro para empezar a planificar tu espacio Maker. Interesante visión práctica y útil. Usar los espacios de la biblioteca para desarrollar actividades creativas es un uso innovador de espacios poco frecuentados por los alumnos por el horario escolar.