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How To Build Your Makerspace from the Ground Up with Caroline Haebig – Easy EdTech Podcast 146

In this episode, educator Caroline Haebig joins to unpack Maker Learning culture and share resources for building a makerspace from the ground up. You’ll hear tips for using the Design Thinking process and how to connect students to an authentic audience!

This week’s podcast is titled: How To Build Your Makerspace from the Ground Up with Caroline Haebig. I am so excited to have Caroline on the podcast today. We first met in 2013 as fellow Apple Distinguished Educators, were both part of the 2013 class of ADEs and so we’ve known each other for a long time and when Caroline’s new book came out this past year I knew I had to get her on the podcast to talk all about Makerspaces, Maker Learning and design thinking! You’re going to learn so much from our conversation, I just can’t wait for you to listen in.

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Tips for Makerspaces

  • First, focus on your why.
  • Next, bring learners into the design process.
  • Then, make authentic connections.
  • Finally, start small and establish a foundation.

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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