Category Archive: Make

#MakersOfColor – Diversity in Maker Education

Makers of Color sharing their stories about the importance of diversity in making and maker education. #MakersOfColor A curated Makers Of Color playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzMzi6xJyxQRIzZIDhWaDonb4Hh2ni6U Suggestions for videos to add to… Continue reading

Making the Buttons

One of the surprise hits of our makerspace this year has been the humble button maker. Students made over 750 buttons the first month.

Behind the Scenes: NoVa Maker Educator Meetup

I’m very excited to announce the NoVa Maker Educator Meetup at Maker Faire NoVa on March 19, 2017.

3/19 NoVa Maker Educator Meetup

Are you a Maker Educator, new or experienced? Are you interested in including making into your classroom? Do you want to network with fellow Maker Educators? Maker Faire NoVa is excited to present its first NoVa Maker Educator Meetup at their Faire on March 19, 2017.

Mystery Artifact: Getting Started and Rubric

I’m working with Super Star Social Science educator Andrea Relator, @AndreaRelator, on a Mystery Artifact project. Over the last 2 days, we kicked off the project with 4 of her classes, taking approximately 45… Continue reading

Lesson Plan: MLK March on Washington Artifact

Introduction The 1960s Civil Rights Movement sought to end segregation and discrimination against African Americans. One of the largest political rallies of the Civil Rights Movement was the March on Washington for Jobs… Continue reading

Giving as a Core Value

Whenever I go to a conference or a maker event, I bring gifts. A small topo map of Virginia for the FabLearn conference, makerspace starter kits and business card flashlights for education conferences… 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

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

Winner: CTE Makeover Challenge

Woot! My school has been honored as a prize winner in the CTE Makeover Challenge from the U.S. Department of Education. We are winning $20,000 and a share of in-kind prizes from the $375,000+… Continue reading