What is a makerspace?
A makerspace is a physical space where people go to engage in making, but the maker mindset, which makes up the space, values tinkering, discovery, and positive failure. It is a place where people go to experiment with how things work and use previously inaccessible tools to develop a project.
How do I get started?
Matching the values stated in your syllabus and assignment sheets with makerspace values can help students understand how to approach their work and will be an indication of how you value the maker mindset. Shifting existing projects to meet maker expectations can be an easy way of gradually incorporating making into your course and experimenting with its outcomes.
How do I incorporate this into my class?