A makerspace is simply a place where people gather and make. They come all shape and size. A makerspace is a student centered learning environment with limitless possibilities.
Incorporating the Maker Movement and makerspaces into the school is a great way for students to learn through active engagement in the curriculum while at the same time preparing students to be technologically literate and responsible cybercitizens. Catlin Tucker writes, “It makes so much sense to create more opportunities for all young people to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, arts, and learning as a whole through making.” (Tucker 2014). .
"The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. Embracing the lessons of the Maker Movement holds the keys to reanimating the best, but oft-forgotten learner-centered teaching practices. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and new programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable — even free — versions of these inventions, and shares tools and ideas online, creating a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers."
Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager
Why the Maker Movement Matters to Educators (2013).