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I want to start a makerspace. Where do I begin?

Ask any experienced maker educator this question, and you’ll get a variation of the same response — it depends.

A makerspace is not like a reading program or remedial math software where each school gets the same supplies and curriculum regardless of its student population. A makerspace is a response to a need, and each school has different needs. So even though you may see schools with the same products, they may have purchased them…

I can’t stop thinking about Caine’s Arcade. If you haven’t seen it, you gotta check it out. It’s a bit dated — 2012 is ancient history in the EdTech world — but to date, this YouTube video has over 8 million views. Caine’s Arcade is still inspiring people everywhere.

If you still haven’t seen it, then let me break it down for you. Caine, a nine-year-old boy hanging out at his dad’s auto parts store in a rough East LA neighborhood, had an idea to use the stuff lying around — mostly used cardboard — to create his own…

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