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

Posted By KinderLab Robotics On September 2, 2018 in Media Coverage

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.