Design Make Share: An Outline for MAKING in the Classroom

Ready to dive into 3D printing in the classroom? Your students and colleagues will be energized by having access to the latest technology. But be careful, if you just start printing without a… Continue reading

My MakerEd PD Plan

Today was my first day back to school. I’m a Technology Resource Teacher (TRTs) in a large school district in Northern Virginia. TRTs play an essential role in the professional development to facilitate… Continue reading

Brainstorm: One to the World Project Idea

Sitting in a PD session with some of the greatest colleagues ever. We are woking on translating traditional projects to One to the World. Original Project: 4th graders worked on a project to support… Continue reading

What does MakerEd have to do with Headlight Restoration?

I took my car to be inspected today and it was rejected because the headlights were cloudy and the wipers were torn. The estimate for a headlight restoration, a headlight adjustment and new… Continue reading

Makersmiths: A Loudoun County Makerspace

Makersmiths, a new makerspace in Loudoun County, had it’s official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1st. I missed the ceremony but dropped in for the open house today at the new facility at… Continue reading

Make: Magazine’s Digital Fabrication Shootout: Live Blog

I’m in San Francisco to participate in Make: Magazine’s Digital Fabrication Shootout. The public can attend a Post-3D Printer Testing Weekend Q&A on Sunday from 3-5pm. http://www.meetup.com/MakeMagazine/events/224149663/ Last year, the 3D Printer Shootout was held… Continue reading

Digital Citizenship: 3DPrintingIndustry.com

Dear 3DPrintingIndustry.com, On July 8th, 2015 you appropriated a photo from my website, DesignMakeTeach.com, for use in an article on your blog. http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/07/08/chaos-3d-why-second-movers-are-winning-the-chaotic-desktop-3d-printer-wars/ I learned of this through a ping back notice from my WordPress… Continue reading

Adding Color to Your 3D Prints – Tips and Techniques

Natural PLA is transparent and is difficult to photograph or see details. Natural ABS is a soft beige color or slightly transparent. The easiest way to increase your color options is to buy… Continue reading

Brainstorm: SXSWedu 2016 Proposal

Let’s start out by saying, I don’t really know why I would go to the SXSWedu education conference. http://sxswedu.com/about It is far away, I’d have to pay out of pocket, and I’m probably… Continue reading

STEM Camp 2015: Tweets from the Makerspace

Student explaining trap for Chinese Mitten Crab #InvasiveSpecies @chesapeakebay #cubelets @modrobotics #STEM pic.twitter.com/h83L4KOkCN — Design Make Teach (@DesignMakeTeach) July 10, 2015 Nutria trap: invasive species #STEM camp #Makerspace pic.twitter.com/xIxCSsgrh8 — Design Make Teach… Continue reading

Brainstorm: Figment DC 2015 Proposal

Saw a tweet today from a local makerspace linking to Figment DC, a participatory and interactive art show. http://dc.figmentproject.org/ As a teacher advocating for maker education in schools, I often present at conferences, workshops and maker events. In my… Continue reading