Author Archives: Diana Rendina



Diana Rendina

Diana Rendina, MLIS, is a middle school media specialist/teacher librarian in Tampa, FL. She is the creator of the blog RenovatedLearning.com & 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 (to be published August 2017). She is also the author of the forthcoming ISTE book, Reimagining Library Spaces.

Gulf Coast Maker Con 2015
Makerspaces

Gulf Coast Maker Con 2015

Last year, I attended Gulf Coast MakerCon just as our makerspace was gaining momentum.  That was where I first connected with The Hive (then called Community Innovation Center), FreeFab 3D, and Tampa...

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May 04, 2015
Defining Makerspaces: Part 2
Makerspaces

Defining Makerspaces: Part 2

(Wordcloud above created from the Twitter posts below) Last week, someone criticized my makerspace as not being a “real” Makerspace because it does’t have power tools and suggested that I...

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April 06, 2015
Makerspace Tour: The HIVE
Libraries, Makerspaces

Makerspace Tour: The HIVE

*This post is part of an on-again off-again series where I visit makerspaces in schools, libraries and public/private spaces.  It’s a great chance to see the amazing diversity of spaces...

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March 11, 2015
FETC 2015 Recap
Professional Growth

FETC 2015 Recap

Way back in January, I attended and presented at the Florida Educational Technology Conference in Orlando.  Since it’s only an hour away, I’ve been attending this conference every year since I...

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February 23, 2015
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