David Malpica

About David Malpica

David Malpica

United States - Director, FabLab@BCS Between 2013 and 2016, David ran FabLab@BCS, a FabLab embedded at Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, CA. David facilitated learning in digital fabrication of all types with an emphasis in 3D design and printing. He has worked with children in grades 3 - 12, but focused on 5 - 8. He enjoys live music, video games, futbol, and commuting on his bicycle :D You can follow him on Twitter @artechsano


Posts by David Malpica

How we ran a 3 week engineering design experience for 7th graders

by on January 26, 2017 3:58 am
At Bullis Charter School we developed a full-time 3 week Engineering Design experience which I will detail on this post. When it comes to making experiences, it’s hard to imagine a deeper and more rigorous one as offered by engineering. Authors and advocates of maker ed will say that it is about creating conditions for… Read more How we ran a 3 week engineering design experience for 7th graders

The Problem with Standards in Public K-12

by on December 27, 2016 10:28 pm
I recently read ‘Measuring What Matters Most: Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age’ by Daniel L. Schwartz and Dylan Arena. It’s not about maker ed but its first degree cousin ‘game based learning’. One problem it touches on is the standards, which are also a significant hurdle for maker education in public K-12. The compulsory nature… Read more The Problem with Standards in Public K-12

"Making" in California K-12 Education

by on January 28, 2015 10:42 pm
In schools, “maker” education has been typically known for many years as hands-on project based learning (PBL). While “maker” education continues to deepen its roots in small pockets of the nation’s private education, the introduction and implementation of “making” into California public education still has a long road to go. Efforts are underway to provide… Read more "Making" in California K-12 Education

Freire and the Classroom

by on March 27, 2014 7:33 pm
Whenever I read Freire I feel inspired. And then I think about the realities of the classroom… How to implement problem posing education so that it is omni-present in the school environment? Is that even something that he proposed and imagined? Is there a place on earth where this is happening? How do they do… Read more Freire and the Classroom

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