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.

Professional Growth

My plans for ISTE 14

I’m SO excited about going to ISTE in Atlanta in a few weeks.  I’ve been to state conferences and to FETC several times, but this is my first time going to...

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June 14, 2014
Makerspace Reflections
Makerspaces

Makerspace Reflections

As the school year has been drawing to a close, I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the library Makerspace we’ve been creating at my school.  We started...

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May 28, 2014
What Students Build in Makerspaces
Makerspaces

What Students Build in Makerspaces

While most educators I talk to seem to be completely enamored with the idea of Makerspaces, I know that there are also naysayers out there who wonder what it’s all...

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May 21, 2014
Our First Mini MakerFaire
Makerspaces

Our First Mini MakerFaire

A few weeks ago, we held our very first Mini MakerFaire at my school.  Our Makerspace is still in it’s infancy (it’s really just a bunch of tables set up...

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May 14, 2014
What's a Learning Mess?
Makerspaces

What’s a Learning Mess?

Learning mess: n., a mess that is created as a result of the learning process; also a mess that encourages further learning My library doesn’t have a dedicated area yet...

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April 25, 2014
Book Review: Invent to Learn
Book Review, Makerspaces

Book Review: Invent to Learn

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is an amazing book.  I’ve read tons of articles on Makerspaces, and several books as well, but this is certainly one...

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April 21, 2014
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