Posts published in May, 2014

Rethinking Squishy Circuits

by on May 27, 2014 9:33 pm
At Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn, one of the activities youth teachers take out to Boston community organizations each year is Squishy Circuits.  This cool activity was originally developed by AnnMarie Thomas at University of St. Thomas School of Engineering in St. Paul, Minnesota ( Like many maker educators, we wanted to get better… Read more Rethinking Squishy Circuits

Some Thoughts on Making Technologies of the Heart (while thinking with Seymour Papert)

by on May 27, 2014 9:32 pm
This is a long piece with photos that can be accessed at:…

5/26 Announcements

by on May 27, 2014 9:29 pm
Hope you enjoyed your 3-day weekend! First, I just wanted to say how impressed we all are with the phenomenal work you’ve all done on the resource guides! I’m really enjoying looking through them and will soon add comments and feedback. I just wanted to send a quick reminder about upcoming dates: May 29, 9… Read more 5/26 Announcements

Happy hour Friday

by on May 21, 2014 9:26 pm
Hi Fellows – I’m seeing a lot of work on the resource guides – and I’m looking forward to spending some time looking at them. I hope you are too! This week I’m happy to meet with people on an ad hoc basis or just respond to email. I’ll just schedule one webinar on Friday,… Read more Happy hour Friday

5/19 Announcements

by on May 20, 2014 9:24 pm
Hope you enjoyed your weekend! I just wanted to send a note about guru guides and our upcoming webinar. As a reminder, here’s our calendar for the next month: May 21 – Finish your online resource guide in form and content areas. Make sure your files are clearly labeled (and if you have multiple files, include… Read more 5/19 Announcements

5/14 Reminders

by on May 20, 2014 9:23 pm
Just a quick reminder that you should be finishing up your guru guide drafts this week and have a finished draft by May 21, when we’ll begin peer reviewing them. You’ve all made some amazing progress and we’re excited to see your semi-final products! Please let me, Paulo, or Sylvia know if you have any… Read more 5/14 Reminders

FabLearn 2014: Save the Date!

by on May 9, 2014 9:21 pm
Hi all, Just wanted you to be among the first to know: we’re excited to announce that FabLearn 2014 will take place on October 25th and 26th! We’ll talk more about potential opportunities for fellows to get together before/during/after the conference in the next couple of months. We’re also now accepting submissions for workshops, educator… Read more FabLearn 2014: Save the Date!

5/4 Announcements

by on May 9, 2014 9:19 pm
Hi everyone! We are approaching the end of the first cycle of guru resource guide projects. Many of you have met with Sylvia to discuss them, and they are coming together! We appreciate what you have pulled together so far, and are learning a lot about how to structure these resources in future cycles. To wrap up this… Read more 5/4 Announcements

Resource Guides - What I Learned from Office Hours

by on May 6, 2014 9:17 pm
Hi all, This is a summary of what I learned when I spoke to many of you about your Resource Guide, or Guru Projects. You are an amazing group of individuals! The things you are doing in your schools and organizations are fascinating and I totally see why you were chosen for the Fellowship. The… Read more Resource Guides - What I Learned from Office Hours

Week of May 5

by on May 6, 2014 9:10 pm
Hi Fab Fellows – This week I’m happy to meet with anyone who missed the office hours of the last two weeks, or just chat with anyone – shoot me an email and we’ll make it happen. Same for anyone who would like me to look at their work, just give me a a link… Read more Week of May 5