Category: 2016 Fellows

WIP 006: In the Weeds

by on June 5, 2017 1:18 am
Musing: Right now a lot of professional development for educators is about just showing up. Seat time doesn’t equal engagement. How can educators receive credit for making/creating/implementing things? MakerEd for Maker Educators. Musing: People are weird about numbers. My school division has a per pupil expenditure of ~$12,500. (Which isn’t high when compared to our… Read more WIP 006: In the Weeds

Always Be Hustling - FormLabs Edition

by on June 5, 2017 1:15 am
Anyone that follows me on social media is probably well aware that my Hidden Figures – Friendship 7 model is up for Top Educational Model in FormLabs 3D Design Awards powered by Pinshape. (Vote for my design here!) I’ve been asking for votes on Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Google+, Google Groups, LinkedIn and Instagram. Some of my maker… Read more Always Be Hustling - FormLabs Edition

FabLearn webinar - What is the "Maker Mindset"?

by on June 3, 2017 9:06 pm
Watch this FabLearn Fellow webinar. The topic is “Maker Mindset” – what does it mean for modern learning spaces?   This webinar will also be available as part of the FabLearn podcast series Meaningful Making at meaningfulmaking.simplecast.fm. If you want to have the latest episode of Meaningful Making delivered to your phone / computer the moment it’s released,… Read more FabLearn webinar - What is the "Maker Mindset"?

FabLearn webinar - What does "Maker Mindset" look like in the real world?

by on June 3, 2017 9:04 pm
Watch this FabLearn webinar about what the “Maker Mindset” looks like in real learning spaces. The FabLearn Fellows discuss the topic with Sylvia Martinez and Paulo Blikstein, director of the FabLearn program, wrapping up with a guest appearance from the students in Tracy Rudzitis’s maker class in New York City. This webinar will also be available… Read more FabLearn webinar - What does "Maker Mindset" look like in the real world?

[Meaningful Making] Podcast Episode 2: Making in Younger Classrooms

by on May 27, 2017 12:55 am
Meaningful Making Podcast w/ the FabLearn Fellows EPISODE 2: THE MAKING IN YOUNGER CLASSROOMS EDITION Hosts: Angie O’Malley, David Hann, & Sarah Emerson Welcome to Meaningful Making – a brand new podcast brought to you by the FabLearn Fellows where we try to unpack the world of maker education, share constructionist best practices, and illuminate incredible… Read more [Meaningful Making] Podcast Episode 2: Making in Younger Classrooms

[Meaningful Making] Podcast Episode 1: Design Make Teach

by on May 18, 2017 1:32 am
Meaningful Making Podcast w/ the FabLearn Fellows EPISODE 1: THE DESIGN MAKE TEACH EDITION Hosts: Daniel Schermele, Josh Ajima, & Sam Phillips Welcome to Meaningful Making – a brand new podcast brought to you by the FabLearn Fellows where we try to unpack the world of maker education, share constructionist best practices, and illuminate incredible work… Read more [Meaningful Making] Podcast Episode 1: Design Make Teach

[Meaningful Making] Podcast Episode 0: Computer As Material

by on May 18, 2017 1:23 am
Meaningful Making Podcast w/ the FabLearn Fellows EPISODE 0: THE COMPUTER AS MATERIAL EDITION Hosts: Andrew Carle, Daniel Schermele, & Sam Phillips Welcome to Meaningful Making – a brand new podcast brought to you by the FabLearn Fellows where we try to unpack the world of maker education, share constructionist best practices, and illuminate incredible… Read more [Meaningful Making] Podcast Episode 0: Computer As Material

FabLearn Fellows webinar - guest Gary Stager

by on May 15, 2017 8:21 pm
Watch this FabLearn Fellow webinar with special guest Gary Stager. Gary spoke on the topic of “Constructionism and Teaching.” We covered a lot of ground in this webinar including: constructivism, Seymour Papert, changing teaching practices, what makes a good project, use of kits, documentation, making as more than just “hands-on,” makerspaces vs. classroom integrated making… Read more FabLearn Fellows webinar - guest Gary Stager

Three Cs Webinar - Constructivism, Constructionism, and Critical Pedagogy

by on May 5, 2017 2:13 am
This video is the first of a couple of webinars with the FabLearn Fellows about some of the big ideas of education that support digital fabrication and making in education. Along with several of the FabLearn Fellows, Sylvia Martinez interviews Paulo Blikstein about “Three Cs – Constructivism, Constructionism, and Critical Pedagogy.”   We were also… Read more Three Cs Webinar - Constructivism, Constructionism, and Critical Pedagogy

The Drama of Making

by on April 27, 2017 3:41 pm
At the beginning of this year, I was presented with an unexpected challenge.  I would be co-teaching and developing the curriculum for a maker class for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEP).  This class includes many students diagnosed with learning disabilities who struggle in public school.  Speaking generally, many of these students are frustrated and… Read more The Drama of Making