The essential question that drives my work as a FabLearn Fellow.
How do we scale up Maker Education to reach all students?
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
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
I recently helped submit a proposal for the U.S. Department of Education’s CTE Makeover Challenge. The challenge called for high schools to design CTE focused makerspaces to give students the tools and space to create,… Continue reading
I provided input about makerspace design to the architects planning a new school in my district. To plan for the meeting, I went to the source at the K-12 Fab Labs and Makerspaces group. I summarized… Continue reading
I had the privilege of being part of the Make: Education Forum during World Maker Faire 2015 in New York. I was on the Making in Schools panel with a talented group of… Continue reading
Makersmiths, a new makerspace in Loudoun County, had it’s official ribbon cutting ceremony on August 1st. I missed the ceremony but dropped in for the open house today at the new facility at… Continue reading
Student explaining trap for Chinese Mitten Crab #InvasiveSpecies @chesapeakebay #cubelets @modrobotics #STEM pic.twitter.com/h83L4KOkCN — Design Make Teach (@DesignMakeTeach) July 10, 2015 Nutria trap: invasive species #STEM camp #Makerspace pic.twitter.com/xIxCSsgrh8 — Design Make Teach… Continue reading
One of my favorite parts of ISTE 2015 was visiting the Vendor Hall. I love technology and I love exploring the impact of innovative new technologies on student learning. Maker education, makerspaces and… Continue reading
I support a host of laser cut Printrbots including a Printrbot Jr, Printrbot LC, Printrbot Plus and Printrbot Makers kit. These printers vary widely in condition. The Printbot Jr was used extensively for… Continue reading
Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a Makerspace. The Makerspace Starter Kit includes: Makerspace Welcome Letter (pdf) Makerspace Starter Kit (pdf) Mini Maker Notebook (pdf) If the links above don’t work… Continue reading
Makerspace is an idea that students can learn by making. Here is a video of my Getting Started with Makerspaces and 3D Printing session from the VSTE13 conference. Presentation slides as a pdf and Keynote. (There… Continue reading