MAKESHOP at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh  MAKESHOP, a space for building and tinkering through hands-on experiences is located at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Learn more about MAKESHOP programs and platforms, including downloadable resources, professional development opportunities for educators, and tips for designing makerspaces for learning. 

Supporting Learning in Museum-Based Makerspaces Design-based research study of family learning in museum-based makerspaces funded through a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Findings include the Learning Practices of Making, an empirical framework for identifying, assessing and designing to support learner engagement in making, and additional resources and tools to assist educators in designing and facilitating making as a learning process

Learning Practices of Making  White paper that provides a description and background on the development of a framework for identifying and describing learning in MAKESHOP, the makerspace at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh.

Maker Education Initiative, Resource Library and Playbook A curated collection of online resources to support practitioners in integrating and sustaining maker education from Maker Ed, an organization committed to providing maker educators and institutions training, resources, and support.

Agency by Design A research initiative at Project Zero investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning experiences, including books and related resources.

The Tinkering Studio  A studio workshop for playful invention, investigation and collaboration at the Exploratorium.

Simple Interactions A model for facilitating making and a video-based professional development

Family Creative Learning  A guide on how to engage young people and their families in creative processes, such as making and design.

Renovated Learning  One librarians account of creating her school’s library into a makerspace. The site includes resources about how to start a makerspace,

A Librarian’s Guide to Makerspaces Includes 16 links to different posts about starting and running makerspaces in the library setting.

Edutopia Maker Resources A list of resources and tools to bring making into schools and classrooms.


Makeology Volume 1: Makerspaces as Learning Environments by Kylie Peppler (Editor), Erica Halverson (Editor), Yasmin B. Kafai  (Editor)

Makeology Volume 2: Makers as Learners by Kylie Peppler (Editor), Erica Halverson (Editor), Yasmin B. Kafai  (Editor)

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, by Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager

More to come...