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.

Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps
Makerspaces

Starting a Makerspace: Baby steps

Taking Baby Steps Towards Starting a Makerspace As you know if you’ve been following my blog and Twitter account, I’m a bit obsessed lately with the concept of Makerspaces in...

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February 04, 2014
Embrace Creativity
Learning Spaces, Makerspaces

Embrace Creativity

(Post inspired by this TED Talk) My crazy, creative childhood shaped who I am I was a pretty creative and quirky kid. My parents tended to give me a lot...

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January 31, 2014
Let me know how you like it
Libraries

Let me know how you like it

When you say these eight simple words are said to a student, amazing things can happen. Empowerment This simple phrase empowers students. It shows them that you value their opinions....

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January 24, 2014
Card Catalog Reimagined
Libraries

Card Catalog Reimagined

Ah, the lowly card catalog.  Once an essential element of libraries, now a thing of the past thanks to the internet.  But if your library is like mine, you still...

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January 15, 2014
Tech Tuesday: My First Twitter Chat
Professional Growth

Tech Tuesday: My First Twitter Chat

I’ve been hearing so much about the value of Twitter chats for professional development ever since I joined Twitter professionally in August .  But I had always been too intimidated and/or...

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January 14, 2014
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