About

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.

I made the sign. Letters created with a CNC machine.

I made the sign. Letters created with a CNC machine.

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.

Check out my designs at http://www.thingiverse.com/DesignMakeTeach/designs

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06/12/2013 ActivLoudoun Plus+ 2013 (program)

07/19/2013 VSTE Bridging the Gap: Differentiating with Digital Technology Conference: Classroom Makerspaces and 3D Printing (program) (handout)

07/20/2013 Historicon 2013: Design – Make – Play: Introduction to 3D Printing (program) (handout)

07/23/2013 Making for Educators: Symposium sponsored by The Exploratory (YouTube)

09/19/2013 Adafruit 3D Designer Spotlight (blog)

11/16/2013 Fall-In 2013: Introduction to 3D Printing

12/08/2013 VSTE 2013: Photogrammetry: Capturing 3D Images (resources)
12/09/2013 VSTE 2013: 3D Printing featuring Math Manipulatives
12/10/2013 VSTE 2013: Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing (resources) (YouTube)

1/30/2014 TSTT Presentation: (Day 1) (Day 2)

2/11/2014: 2014 VILS Virtual Conference: Making in the Classroom (website) (presentation)

2/22/14: Pecha-Kucha Night D.C. – Vol. 19: (website) (article)

03/08/2014: Cold Wars 2014: Introduction to 3D Printing