"To define a school makerspace by its purpose in in the simplest of terms, it is a place where young people have an opportunity to explore their own interests; learn to use tools and materials, both physical and virtual; and develop creative projects. It should be envisaged and implemented as a concept that can adapt to a wide variety of uses, shaped not only by educational purposes defined by teachers or the school or the wider curriculum but also by students' own creative goals and interests."
"The maker movement encourages a growth mindset, which tolerates risk and failure and maybe even encourages it. It is a truism that is nonetheless rarely acknowledged in formal education that failure is a necessary step on the road to success and innovation... Learning through mistakes is very much encouraged."
by Laura Fleming
Overarching themes for your makerspace need to be developed and might include:
The tools that you select for your makerspace should inspire and allow for an environment rich with possibilities:
Practical considerations for setting up your makerspace include the following: