Author Archives: Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is the media specialist at Tampa Preparatory School, an independent 6-12 in Tampa, FL. Previously, she was the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School for seven years, where she founded their library makerspace. She is the creator of the blog & is also a monthly contributor to AASL Knowledge Quest. Diana is the winner of the 2016 ISTE Outstanding Young Educator Award, the 2015 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Award, the 2015 AASL Frances Henne Award & the 2015 SLJ Build Something Bold Award. She is an international speaker on the Maker Movement and has presented at conferences including AASL, FETC & ISTE. Diana co-authored Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace with Colleen and Aaron Graves and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.

In Defense of Craft, Play and Tinkering : Technology is great, but let's make sure that we don't undervalue craft, play and tinkering in our makerspaces.

In Defense of Craft, Play and Tinkering

I love all forms of making.  Coding robots, building circuits, soldering things to make stuff light up.  Knitting, sewing, crafting, tinkering, taking what looks like a pile of junk and...

August 27, 2018