Posts published in March, 2016

Where Art and Design Education meets MakerEd

by on March 26, 2016 6:02 pm
Making knows no boundary between discrete disciplines in education. As innovation programs facilitate skill sharing and as makerspaces and fab labs become more common in schools, art programs can access exciting new tools for self-expression and design. At the recent NAEA Conference in Chicago, the volume of STEAM and makerspaces sessions was a testament to the growing knowledge base… Read more Where Art and Design Education meets MakerEd

Materials and Making, a mariage of Science, Art and Storytelling

by on March 22, 2016 5:38 pm
We Live in a Material World How often do you take the time to examine the materials that the world around you is composed of? It is not a practice that we are accustomed to doing consciously. Once we learn the names of things – that stuff is plastic, that is metal, that is wood… Read more Materials and Making, a mariage of Science, Art and Storytelling

The Science of Design, Hillbrook's Spring Hard Problem 2016

by on March 22, 2016 5:22 pm
Hillbrook’s 5th grade, the class of 2019, has embarked on this year’s spring hard problem, a semester long deep project in science that addresses rigorous research practices, as well as a challenging engineering and design prompt. What makes the spring hard problem so hard? In the spring students are asked to apply everything they have… Read more The Science of Design, Hillbrook's Spring Hard Problem 2016

Open-source solutions for pedagogical Robotics: GoGo Board, Arduino and Learn Shield

by on March 5, 2016 5:15 pm
Arduino – arduino.cc The Arduino is a reference in the maker world. It was born for design students and today it is present in the many academical areas: from arts to engineering, and it is used by several age groups, from children to graduation students. Developed in 2005, it is the oldest microcontroller based open-source… Read more Open-source solutions for pedagogical Robotics: GoGo Board, Arduino and Learn Shield