Posts published in February, 2015

Global Space Balloon- Engaging Kids in Something Big

by on February 27, 2015 10:21 pm
It may be snowing right now but that doesn’t mean that my kids are idle by any means…. We’ve only got 6 weeks left until we launch a balloon to space!  Yup, that’s right its Global Space Balloon Challenge time!  If you haven’t heard about this great project, or just want to know more then… Read more Global Space Balloon- Engaging Kids in Something Big

Making and the Reggio Emilia Approach: Making the Connection

by on February 26, 2015 11:23 pm
The following post was written by Jamie Bartels in responce to attending the Invent to Learn: Reggio Emilia workshop offered by Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez at the Marymount School in New York City on February 12, 2015. He attended both as a student of early education and as newly appointed Maker Space coordinator for… Read more Making and the Reggio Emilia Approach: Making the Connection

Make the space speak to the kids: Experience from a visit at Bourn Idea Lab

by on February 26, 2015 10:14 pm
(This blog post was written in Feb 2015. Thanks to Sylvia Martinez for editing this blog post.) Last week, I got a chance to visit the Bourn Idea Lab, a FabLab@School at Castilleja School in Palo Alto. I spent one and a half hours observing interactions in a maker class for my study about learning environment… Read more Make the space speak to the kids: Experience from a visit at Bourn Idea Lab

Overview - Lighthouse Creativity Lab

by on February 26, 2015 9:57 pm
Recently I was tasked (or really I tasked myself) with creating a writeup of our program at our (Lighthouse Creativity Lab) website.  When I heard  there were questions about embedding making and a maker mindset into standards based curriculum, I thought I would share my writeup here.  In addtion to this overview, we have narratives… Read more Overview - Lighthouse Creativity Lab

Documenting a project using a “failures box”

by on February 10, 2015 11:17 pm
At Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, I worked with 6 groups this year from primary school to high school, each one with a different project. Consequently a lot of prototypes are hanging around the fabLAB. In order to keep the lab not too messy I decided to have each group fabricate stackable boxes… Read more Documenting a project using a “failures box”

FabLearn Fellows Blogs - Maker Teachers Make It Work

by on February 8, 2015 11:08 pm
The 2014/2015 FabLearn Fellows cohort is a diverse group of 18 educators and makers. They represent eight states and five countries, and work with a wide range of ages at schools, museums, universities and non-profits. Throughout the course of the year, they will develop curriculum and resources, as well as contribute to current research projects.… Read more FabLearn Fellows Blogs - Maker Teachers Make It Work