- Ed tech company Workbench has partnered with Maryland’s public library systems to create an online makerspace that will allow users to share activities and lessons, discuss projects and otherwise collaborate.
- In announcing the partnership, Workbench and the Maryland libraries said they expect the online space to build on Maryland public libraries’ existing collections of maker technology and tools and serve as a hub for educators who want to bring innovative technology curricula into their own classrooms.
- Workbench allows users to form online communities it calls workbenches and through the Maryland virtual makerspace, the company will create new opportunities for sharing hands-on, project-based learning statewide.
Makerspaces have exploded in popularity in schools across the country. Some districts have invested heavily in…