We are both elementary school librarians in North East ISD in San Antonio, Texas.

Angie Oliverson blogs at http://www.msoreadsbooks.com/

Cari Young blogs at http://librarylearners.com/

Under other names we've both been interested in the "makerspace" idea for some time. 

Here are some quotes from the Kindle version of the book Invent to Learn . Hopefully they might help inspire you or your colleagues to see the driving force behind a makerspace. 

First off ... the author paraphrases Piaget (remember that name from college textbooks?) in the title. "To understand is to invent." (location 159 of 5629)


https://flic.kr/p/brcWN5


"Teaching is not testing." (location 1929)


Then from a totally different source, make sure to check out this blog post by a school administrator.

Then Maker Ed provides many, sources for "Making the Case."




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"Seek out open-ended projects that foster students' involvement with a variety of materials, treating computers as just one more material, alongside rules, wire, paper, sand, and so forth." (location 905)


https://flic.kr/p/7tL7tJ
 (and how fabulous that she points this out as the author of the book was part of the group that invented GPS)