Lesson planning: How do I fit Makerspace into a fixed schedule?

What if you only see students for 40 minutes at a time, including book-check out or some other regular activity that must be done each time you meet? Can you possibly fit Makerspace into a packed schedule like that?

I sat down for one hour and brainstormed for my previous K-4 library class, and thought about three things:

  • What I was already teaching that “counts” as Makerspace,
  • What I was already teaching that could easily have a low-tech tie in, and
  • What I was already teaching that could easily have a high-tech tie in.

I developed a table for you on page 6 as a starting point.

I encourage you to sit down with a timer and try the same activity with what you teach. I think you’ll be surprised how simple it is to find ways to integrate Makerspace!