Libraries as makerspaces

Many aspects of the best makerspaces already exist in school libraries:

* Librarians and LMS’s are experts in finding resources and connecting them with kids and teachers who need them.
* Libraries are community spaces that offer learning outside classroom structures and time limitations
* Libraries model cross-grade, cross-curricular experiences
* Libraries often incorporate student-led and mentoring experiences

Libraries are about sense-making, which is the most important aspect of making in an educational context.

All these are perfect for schools who are looking to incorporate making and tinkering into their curriculum.


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