There’s been a lot of buzz in the media about building a nation of innovators. But how can we at home and at school provide the inspiration to nurture young visionaries? Why not create a makerspace!
While running Teacher Professional Learning for Intel in 2015, I travelled to makerspaces across Australia and found hotbeds for an innovative future.
I put together this guide to give you quick and dirty tips to help you create your own makerspace and a culture of innovation.
What is a makerspace?
A makerspace is a place where people can get hands-on and creative with maker technologies – to tinker, play and create, and in effect, realise their innovation quotient.
A makerspace could be in a classroom, library, bedroom, shed, garden or hallway. It could even be a pop-up or mobile makerspace. It’s not about the space, but the culture and mindset that the space promotes and…