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

WIP 002: Flexy Tree

Here is another Work in Progress post. Text file is filling up with ideas. I’m using iA Writer to post a draft directly into WordPress which is pretty cool. Saves a step or… Continue reading

WIP 001: Stamp Attack

Warning: This post documents Work In Progress. If you want a polished product, this is not the post you are looking for. Learn more in WIP 000. Welcome to WIP 001 a first… Continue reading

Othermill Update

Othermachine recently posted a Fall Othermill Project Roundup http://blog.othermachine.co/fall-othermill-project-roundup which curated social media photos related to the Othermill desktop CNC by Othermachine. The project roundup had photos from some of my favorite digital fabrication friends including… Continue reading

WIP 000: Work in Progress

Sylvia Martinez, head cat wrangler for the FabLearn Fellows, says to post more stuff. She says that it doesn’t need to be perfect, just jot it down and publish. Unfortunately, this ethos doesn’t… Continue reading

Othermill Linoleum Stamp

This is a quick project journal entry to document creating a linoleum stamp on the Othermill Pro. I have been trying to figure out workflow and some project examples to share with teachers… Continue reading

Tinkercad Design Takes Silver in International Art Contest

Little bit of old news, but I took 2nd place in an art contest at the Outsider Art Fair NYC (Jan 21-24 2016) this year. Curated Space: Babel called on designers, architects and… Continue reading

VSTE 16 Presentations

The VSTE 16 conference in Virginia Beach this week was a great deal of fun packed with information about integrating technology into education. I gave two presentations and ran a pop-up demo with… Continue reading

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