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 & 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.

Reflecting on ISTE 2015 | RenovatedLearning | ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia was an amazing experience for me. In this post, I talk about sharing, exploring, connecting and reflecting at the conference.
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Reflecting on ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015 I can’t believe it’s already been over two weeks since ISTE 2015 wrapped up!  For me, the conference was a whirlwind of connecting with my network of friends...

July 16, 2015
Gulf Coast Maker Con 2015

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...

May 04, 2015
Defining Makerspaces: Part 2

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...

April 06, 2015
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