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12 lessons from a year in a makerspace


More than a passing trend, the makerspace holds tons of potential for teachers and students

When Connecticut's New Canaan High School said goodbye to students in the summer of 2015, it said hello to an ambitious new project: boxing up 7,000 books to make room for a brand-new makerspace to encourage students' creative thinking, problem-solving and self-directed learning.

When the school's new principal asked what library media specialists were doing with all the library's books, and inquired about a makerspace, head librarian Michelle Luhtala knew she
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