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Creating a Makerspace

Insight & Inspiration for Creating a Makerspace in Your School

A growing trend is the construction of a separate makerspace where students can engage in hands-on, creative projects to support student design and creation.

Whether a section of the library, converted computer lab, or spare classroom, your makerspace can inspire creativity and innovation by giving it the right mix of equipment and technology while being flexible enough to adapt as project needs change.

See how School Specialty can help you serve current needs and allow for future growth.


The inside of an outfitted makerspace is a place of balance – open and flexible to promote ingenuity, yet ordered and structured to prevent chaos. Achieving this balance requires keeping technology, tools, and furnishings accessible and protected while giving students room to work and plan. And that begins with thinking through what might be inside that makerspace. This is just a sampling of appropriate products. Visit Shop our Products for our full assortment.


A Partner Every Step of the Way

Projects by Design® is our unique service from collaborative no-cost design through installation and beyond.

Using our exclusive 6-Essential Design Elements® process, our team of in-house designers and learning environment specialists can work with you to create comprehensive ecosystems that equip and inspire every student, from birth to Grade 12. We can provide training on the latest educational trends and methods, too.

We can be your single source for products, design, and project management resulting in one P.O. for your entire project.

We’ve done this for thousands of school building projects over the past two decades. And we’d love to do all of this for you.

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