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Makerspaces Getting Started Activities Video Lessons
What is a Maker Space?
Making the Space Making the Space
Voices from Spaces Voices from Spaces
Materials: Low Tech & High Tech Materials: Low Tech
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Activities Activities
Resources Resources


Define Your Space

As you see there is no one generic definition of Maker Space.

The first step to developing your Makerspace is to build a common vision with those who will be using it. 

A great activity you can conduct with both teachers and students is to use this card sorting activity based on this publication from Tufts University “A Card-Sorting Task to Establish Community Values in Designing Makerspaces”. Lindsey Own teaches science at The Evergreen School in Shoreline, WA, conducted this activity at her school with great success. She has generously shared her deck of values and activity cards. 


Values Cards
Values Cards

Activity Cards
Activity Cards

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