Reinventing the Makerspace Starter Kit

One of the most popular resources on my blog DesignMakeTeach.com is the Makerspace Starter Kit. It is designed to empower educators to claim space in their instructional area for learning by making. I… Continue reading

Lesson Plan: 3D Printed Lithophane

I submitted the following, Lesson Plan: 3D Printed Lithophane, as a last minute entry into the FormLabs: Innovate and Educate Challenge in hopes of winning a Form 2 resin 3D printer. Entries composed of a lesson… Continue reading

NoVa Maker Educator Meetup Proposal

I just submitted a proposal for a Maker Educator Meetup at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, March 19th 2017. If you are interested in presenting or helping plan please let me… Continue reading

Not the Innovative Educator of the Year

So I nominated myself for VSTE Innovative Educator of the Year because the award included free conference registration. Winning would also have been a great argument to convince my district to pay for hotel and… Continue reading

I’m a FabLearn Fellow and So Can You!

Woot! I’m excited to announce that I was selected as a Stanford FabLearn Fellow. http://fablearn.stanford.edu/ fellows-new/ While I’m very proud to be a part of the Fellows cohort there isn’t anything magic about… Continue reading

An Interview with DesignMakeTeach

I’ve received 3 interview requests in the past few weeks via email. Takes a chunk of time to respond so I feel like I should at least get a blog post out of… Continue reading

Looking for African American History on Thingiverse

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opened September 24, 2016 in Washington D.C. It is the only national museum devoted exclusively to documenting African American life, history and culture.… Continue reading

Dominion Makerspace Build Out Video

It has been a pretty crazy few months building out and opening the Dominion Makerspace. One of the requirements for the CTE Makeover Challenge winners was to create a short video to be… Continue reading

Help Spend $1,299 on littleBits

Hey MakerEd Friends! Help me spend $1,299 at the littleBits store. My school was one of the CTE Makeover Challenge winners. We budgeted $1,299 for a STEAM Education Class Pack which has dropped in price… Continue reading

FabLearn Fellowship Application

Applications for the 2016-2017 Stanford FabLearn Fellows Program are open until July 15, 2016. http://fablearn.stanford.edu/fellows-new/stanford2016/ I applied for the program previously but was relatively new to maker education at the time. Since my last… Continue reading

3D Printable Dash Accessories

At the April STEM camp meeting I was asked to 3D print bulldozer blades for a set of robots. One of the STEM camp teams was going to use Dash robots from Wonder… Continue reading

Make48: Design Time

Over the June 10th-12th weekend, a horde of inventors descended on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for the Make48 competition. The challenge for the DC event was eco-friendly household products centered… Continue reading