A MAKER SPACE IS A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS MAKE “MEANING”
And turn knowledge into action. Where hands-on learning provides opportunities to make, create, play, test, and learn.
As you design your maker space environment, think about how it will function, how it supports student learning outcomes, and how it will make students feel. To get started: Download the maker space planning guide.
3 maker space must-haves
Maker spaces have become a popular trend in education, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities and a chance to turn their knowledge into action. As you design your own maker space, it's important to stay up-to-date with the latest trends.
- Flexible classroom furniture is crucial for creating a dynamic learning environment. It allows for easy reconfiguration and promotes collaboration among students.
- Technology-infused classrooms are on the rise, with sleek surfaces and tables that accommodate individual users. These classrooms are equipped for projects like programming, robotics, and 3D design.
- Learning commons can also serve as collaborative maker space labs. Configurable tables and chairs provide flexibility for different activities. By incorporating these trends into your maker space, you can create an environment that supports student learning outcomes and inspires creativity.
helpful links to CLASSROOM DESIGN TRENDS
a place where students can tinker their ideas into meaning
Maker spaces have revolutionized education by providing students with a place where they can turn their ideas into meaningful creations. These spaces not only allow for hands-on learning experiences but also foster creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
EXPLORE CLASSROOM SETUP IDEAS
Click through classroom ideas below or visit our image gallery of learning spaces designed to promote comfort, configurability, mobility, and accessibility in a variety of classroom environments.
TRANSFORM KNOWLEDGE INTO ACTION
Maker spaces offer students the opportunity to transform knowledge into action through hands-on learning. As you design your own maker space, it's important to consider how it will function, support student learning outcomes, and create a positive environment. To help you get started, download the maker space planning guide and explore the helpful links to classroom design trends. Flexible furniture is crucial for flexible learning, and our virtual classrooms showcase various seating options and collaborative work surfaces. Whether you're interested in technology-infused classrooms, robotics centers, or learning commons, there are furniture solutions available to match your maker space's purpose. Remember, classroom design matters, and by creating inviting, innovative, and accessible learning spaces, you can inspire creativity, problem-solving skills, and unique ideas among your students. So, don't hesitate to explore different classroom setup ideas and engage further in designing your own maker space.
- Marana, photo by Corgan