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

Tuskegee Airmen – 3D Design Challenge

The Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s annex, will be celebrating the contribution of African American Pioneers in Aviation and Space on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. http://airandspace.si.edu/events/heritage-days/african-american/ “The day will include… Continue reading

Outsider Art Fair 2016 Submissions

A few weeks ago, I saw a tweet mentioning a 3D design contest. “Wide Open Arts will host a curated booth of imaginary towers in the upcoming Outsider Art Fair | NYC (Jan 21-24… Continue reading

2016 New Years Designs

Happy New Year! Holiday decorations are a great MakerEd design challenge for students. It is a great prompt to think about and incorporate culture and history while customizing and personalizing a design. (January is the perfect… Continue reading

3D Printing as a Storytelling Tool

One of the most powerful outcomes of Maker Education is empowering children as designers. Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson, is a classic literary exploration of child as designer and maker.… Continue reading

Hour of Code Kickoff Party VSTE15

The VSTE 2015 Hour of Code Kickoff Party was incredible with an energetic and engaged crowd committed to introducing coding to students. Educators across Virginia are using Hour of Code as an opportunity… Continue reading

When You See Stars Wars Think My Content Area VSTE15

I’m in my hotel room in Roanoke, VA cutting out Yoda snow flakes on a Cameo Silhouette cutting plotter. I’m preparing for the opening of the annual Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE)… Continue reading

10 Steps to Hack the SAT

I received a call a few days ago. A high school aged relative needed math help. Specifically, they needed help with the math SAT. To be very specific, they needed help prepping for the… Continue reading

3D Printed Negative Integer Dice

Students design 3D printed Negative Integer Dice in Tinkercad for an ELL teacher.

Make: Education Forum 2015

I had the privilege of being part of the Make: Education Forum during World Maker Faire 2015 in New York. I was on the Making in Schools panel with a talented group of… Continue reading

How Glowforge Transforms into a Billion Dollar Company

There is less than 24 hours to pre-order a Glowforge 3D laser printer at the 50% discount price. Total pre-orders are over $20 million as last minute buyers decide to pull the trigger. With the clock ticking,… Continue reading

Ultimate Home Digital Fabrication Workshop

After spending an entire weekend checking out the latest maker tech at World Maker Faire New York, I have one question. What would it take to build the Ultimate Home Digital Fabrication Workshop? I’m lucky to… Continue reading

Marketing to Makers: Glowforge and Epilog

Two booth giveaways highlight radically different approaches to reaching #makerfaire audience @glowforge @EpilogLaser pic.twitter.com/gxhMe8mtmK — Design Make Teach (@DesignMakeTeach) September 28, 2015 I recently sent out a Tweet showing two items from my Maker Faire NY… Continue reading