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Maker Movement: Home

What is a Makerspace?


"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."

Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School by Laura Fleming

Resources for Teachers and Librarians

Blogs and Social Media to Follow

Ideas and Activities

Recent | Make It @ Your Library

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Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions

Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your DIY creations.


Be creative and help people with engineering at DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL. Watch videos, play games, try activities, and share designs with the community.

TinkerLab: Creative Experiments for Mini Makers

Art Projects for Kids, Science Experiments, and all things Creativity.

The Tinkering Studio

Experiments with science, art, technology, and delightful ideas.

Tutorials -

No matter your vision, SparkFun's products and resources are designed to make the world of electronics more accessible. In addition to over 2,000 open source components and widgets, SparkFun offers curriculum, training and online tutorials designed to help demystify the wonderful world of embedded electronics. We're here to help you start something.

Things to Make and Do, Crafts and Activities for Kids - The Crafty Crow

Thousands of wonderful art and craft ideas to do with kids that are fun, easy, and enjoyable for grown-ups too! You'll find crafts, art, activities, games, treats, and more for all holidays, seasons, and ages.

"I'll never use this in the real world!" complained every kid ever. We beg to differ. Follow our eclectic crew as they show how brains, curiosity, creativity, and willingness to find a solution lead to breakthrough answers to the head-scratchingest problems.

Happy Hooligans - crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Easy, inexpensive, crafts and activities for kids, as well as parenting topics & and recipes for parents, teachers and carers.

WCPS Logo and Vision

"Working together to provide resources and materials that support teacher instruction and student learning."

WCPS school system logo