On April 25th, at the ATLIS (#ATLISac) annual conference, I moderated a panel called “Makerspaces: Moving Beyond the Hype”. Makerspaces offer so much to schools from putting design thinking into action to entrepreneurialism to hands-on fun. This panel was an opportunity to bring together¬†great educators to present¬†with and learn from….

I am currently at NJECC getting ready to present on “Your Equity-Oriented Makerspace”. Doubtlessly this post will have a facelift and update but I wanted to share my current slidedeck. Feel free to check it out and I will report on the conversation later! Links on this website for more…

While 3D printing is all the rage at our school, cutting with vinyl tends to be a major precursor and epic workhorse in the design space. We own a USCutter SC Series vinyl cutter. It has some basic features as well as a one-year warranty from the manufacturer. This is…

The Ultimaker 2 in my lab space is the perfect tool for a variety of skill levels. It works well, has plenty of premium features, and with the open software and hardware development community around this printer, offers options for future growth. Add-ons, such as a syringe based extrusion head,…

There were undoubtedly numerous opportunities to discuss Makerspaces at AERA. Sadly I mostly heard whispers or missed sessions scheduled for after my departure. Luckily I stumbled onto this poster and a presenter who, lacking her own cards, took mine. I look forward to a discussion with her but until then….enjoy…

The Makey Makey is pretty well known in maker circles. My use has been limited to creating new ways for students to create interfaces on computers but there are new implementations that include the use of Little Bits and other tools. The Makey Makey Go is tiny and I keep…