Getting Smart: 4 Ways to Ignite Your School’s Makerspace

In this Getting Smart Article, “4 Ways to Ignite Your School’s Makerspace”, Todd Burleson discusses transforming a library into an IDEA (Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Art) Lab to keep children’s passion for learning and creating (including KIBO)!

In the article, Todd shares 4 ways for other educators interested in turning their own library into an IDEA lab of their own:

1. Collect your inspirations in one place.
2. Don’t invest in the same technology everyone else does
3. Showcase the cross-curricular value.
4. Incorporate digital and physical tools.

Todd Burleson is a Maker/Teacher/Librarian at the Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, Illinois, as well as School Library Journal’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year.

Read on for the full article.