Design Make Teach is a blog about MAKING in the classroom. MAKING is a process that engages students in thinking, making and sharing.
My name is Josh Ajima. I am a teacher. I believe that I can MAKE a difference.
In 2012, I helped plan a TEDx event. My TEDx wish was for a 3D printer for my school. When that wish didn’t magically come true, I decided to MAKE it happen and bought a 3D printer out of personal funds. I now DESIGN, MAKE and SHARE lessons on MAKING in the classroom.
This blog is part of my personal professional development and a model of the DESIGN, MAKE, SHARE process.
I give demos, presentations and workshops on 3D printing, technology integration and professional development. I am located in Northern Virginia.
Contact me if you are interested in helping schools with 3D printing and digital fabrication.
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03/18/15: Dominon Cluster Evening with the Arts: The Amazing 3D Printer Art Exhibition – presenter
01/23/2015: Vending Times: Educational Exhibit Spotlights 3D-Printed Novelties In Bulk Vending Capsules – featured (article)
01/15/2015: Loudoun Library 123 Math & Science – Gum Spring: 3D Printing – presenter
12/25/2014: Adafruit Blog: 3Dx2014 – DesignMakeTeach, Josh Ajima – featured (article)
12/09/2014: VSTE 2014: 3D Printing in the Classroom – presenter (program)
12/08/2014: VSTE 2014: 3D Gumball Gallery – presenter (blog)
12/07/2014: VSTE 2014: Interactive Art Synthesizer – presenter (program)
12/07/2014: VSTE 2014 Conference Committee: Hackerspace (committee) (program)
11/12/2014: ISTE Webinar: The Maker Movement: A Pathway to Innovation for STEM Learners – presenter (program)
09/19/2014: Make Blog: Made in Space 3D Printer Launches Tomorrow Morning – author (article)
08/21/2014: Adafruit Blog: 3D Printing Projects for the Classroom from mathgrrl + DesignMakeTeach -featured (article)
08/2014: Make Magazine 3D Printer Review Team reviewer (article)
07/01/2014: ISTE 2014: Makers Playground – presenter (YouTube)
03/08/2014: Cold Wars 2014: Introduction to 3D Printing – presenter
12/10/2013 VSTE 2013: Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing (resources) (YouTube)
12/09/2013 VSTE 2013: 3D Printing featuring Math Manipulatives
12/08/2013 VSTE 2013: Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images (resources)
11/16/2013 Fall-In 2013: Introduction to 3D Printing
09/19/2013 Adafruit 3D Designer Spotlight (blog)
07/23/2013 Making for Educators: Symposium sponsored by The Exploratory (YouTube)
06/12/2013 ActivLoudoun Plus+ 2013 (program)