This year in the Middle School Computer Lab/MakerSpace/Nerdvana was a transformative one.
The space originally started as a computer lab. Rows of PCs that were outdated…so out they went. We now had a room with countertops but nothing to put on those countertops…so out they went. A peninsula, that housed some outdated technology and served no purpose except as an obstacle to quickly get to the other side of the room…so out it went.
You may ask, “What was left?” and the answer is absolutely nothing. Exactly the way I wanted it. Let the transformation begin…a clean slate, an open canvas, a blank Maxel XLII-90 minute cassette tape.
Here are my 5 steps to start a MakerSpace or as we call it at University School – NERDVANA!