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 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 and is also the author Reimagining Library Spaces: Transform Your Space on Any Budget.

How I became a school librarian
Libraries

How I became a school librarian

  What led me to become a school librarian? Let’s rewind back to the summer of 2005.  I was working on my bachelor’s degree in Sociology, with no idea of...

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April 04, 2014
Makerspace Wishlist - Electronics | RenovatedLearning.com
Makerspaces

Makerspace Wishlist Part 1: Electronics

(Note: Post updated on 3-19-16.) Makerspaces are hot, and many educators are constantly looking for recommendations on what tools to get for their students.  I’m so excited to see so...

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March 28, 2014
Teen Tech Week: DIY @ Your Library
Makerspaces

Teen Tech Week: DIY @ Your Library

Since the official Teen Tech Week coincides with my district’s spring break, we held our Teen Tech Week activities the week before.  Many of them were so popular, that I’ll...

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March 12, 2014
Library DIY: Bookmark Holder Jar
Makerspaces

Library DIY: Bookmark Holder Jar

This is a little DIY project that I did awhile back, and I still find it very useful.  When I first got to my library, I started massively weeding the...

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March 01, 2014
My FETC 14 Experience
Professional Growth

My FETC 14 Experience

Back in January, I enjoyed the amazing privilege of going to FETC in Orlando. I have attended FETC twice before, once where I went to a few sessions, once where...

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February 26, 2014
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