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.

ISTE June 28th Recap
Professional Growth

ISTE June 28th Recap

Now I understand what everyone means when they say that a big international conference like this can be overwhelming. Wow! This conference is insanely huge, and insanely crowded. I’m really...

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June 29, 2014
My pre-ISTE Adventures
Learning Spaces

My pre-ISTE Adventures

I left Tampa, FL bright and early yesterday with my friend and colleague Okle Miller (@okle_miller) to start on our ISTE adventures. Before heading to Atlanta, we took a detour...

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June 28, 2014
Book Review: Make Space
Book Review, Learning Spaces

Book Review: Make Space

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration is a fabulous book for any educator looking to change up their learning space to support students collaboration.  Even though this...

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June 16, 2014
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
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