3D Model: MLK Birmingham Jail Key

MLK Birmingham Jail Key This Birmingham Jail Key replica is intended to serve as a classroom manipulative for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. The artifact asks students to think… 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

3D Model: MLK March on Washington Button

MLK March on Washington Button Reproduction of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom button. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech during this march and is seen… Continue reading

3D Model: MLK Lithophane

MLK Lithophane  A lithopane of Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of his legacy in the pursuit of justice, freedom and equality. The things we choose to design and print are indications of… Continue reading

3D Model: Low-Poly MLK Memorial

Low-Poly MLK Memorial   A low-poly model of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. adapted from a SketchUp model by Peter Olsen. Details about the creating and printing of this… Continue reading

3D Model: Flexy Washington Monument

Flexy Washington Monument Fun flexible Washington Monument. Part of my flexy buildings and monuments series. The flexy models are an exploration of the properties of PLA that allow it to bend small amounts without breaking.… Continue reading

3D Model: Flexy Empire State Building

Flexy Empire State Building Fun flexible Empire State Building. Part of my flexy buildings and monuments series. The flexy models are an exploration of the properties of PLA that allow it to bend small… Continue reading

WIP 004: Getting Things Done

This week’s Work In Progress has a number of ideas for articles and designs that I managed to publish before uploading this post. The time from idea to product is getting shorter. I’m approaching… Continue reading

Stuff for Cutting Cardboard

My daughter’s class is doing some sort of maker project and the teacher asked for students to bring in stacks of cardboard. To be helpful I grabbed a few shears from my personal… Continue reading

What’s in Your Makerspace?

A common question I hear from fellow maker educators is, “What’s in your makerspace?” My school is one of 10 winners of the US Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge so my answer is… Continue reading

Giving a Makerspace

Today, my friend Nichole Thomas @MrsThomasTRT and I gave away a Super Deluxe Makerspace Starter Kit to a colleague. @DesignMakeTeach #lcpstrts helping TRTs. Maker space starter kit presentation. pic.twitter.com/51WKKErqMf — Joe Schwarz (@RVH_TRT)… Continue reading

Mystery Artifact Lesson

What is this object? What does it do? What is its historical significance and value? You are professional appraiser brought in as an expert by shows such as Antiques Roadshow, American Pickers and… Continue reading