Tag: FabLearn

Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into French

by on March 24, 2017 8:54 am
“Les 8 principes du Laboratoire constructionniste d’apprentissage. Par le Dr. Seymour Papert (1999)” English version here   Le premier principe est l’apprentissage par la pratique. On apprend tous mieux quand l’apprentissage entre dans le cadre d’une activité qu’on trouve vraiment intéressant. On apprend le mieux quand on met en pratique ce que l’on a appris sur… Read more Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into French

Papert's 8 big ideas traslated to Catalan

by on February 12, 2017 7:37 am
8 grans idees darrere del Laboratori Construccionista d’Aprenentatge Extracte de la tesi doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center? de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea és aprendre fent. Tots aprenem millor quan l’aprenentatge és una part del fer alguna cosa que ens sembla realment interessant. Aprenem de la millor manera… Read more Papert's 8 big ideas traslated to Catalan

8 grandes ideas Papert’s Eight Big Ideas translation to spanish

by on February 11, 2017 8:19 am
8 grandes ideas detrás del Laboratorio Construccionista de Aprendizaje Extracto de la tesis doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center” de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea es aprender haciendo. Todos aprendemos mejor cuando el aprendizaje es parte de hacer algo que nos parece realmente interesante. Aprendemos de la mejor manera… Read more 8 grandes ideas Papert’s Eight Big Ideas translation to spanish

WIP 005: More Questions Than Answers

by on January 23, 2017 12:30 am
My son’s Peace and Love car entry into the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. A maker rite of passage for scouting family in the US. (My daughter’s Girl Scout troop also participates in an annual derby.) Woodshop Cowboy published a blog post this week about the experience of making a Pinewood Derby car in the home makerspace.… Read more WIP 005: More Questions Than Answers

How Do We Scale Up MakerEd?

by on January 21, 2017 4:00 am
What is the essential question that drives your work as a FabLearn Fellow? I spoke with Chief FabLearn Fellow Cat Herder, Sylvia Martinez, today. It was a mix of status report, pep talk and kick in the pants. In core maker educator mode, it doesn’t matter what the student has accomplished up to that point… Read more How Do We Scale Up MakerEd?

Mystery Artifact: Getting Started and Rubric

by on January 20, 2017 4:45 am
I’m working with Super Star Social Science educator Andrea Relator, @AndreaRelator, on a Mystery Artifact project. Over the last 2 days, we kicked off the project with 4 of her classes, taking approximately 45 minutes of class time. Students will be creating an artifact related to a specific president that illustrates the Constitutional powers of the… Read more Mystery Artifact: Getting Started and Rubric

Giving a Makerspace

by on January 12, 2017 5:02 am
Today, my friend Nichole Thomas @MrsThomasTRT and I gave away a Super Deluxe Makerspace Starter Kit to a colleague. @DesignMakeTeach #lcpstrts helping TRTs. Maker space starter kit presentation. pic.twitter.com/51WKKErqMf — Joe Schwarz (@RVH_TRT) January 11, 2017 Nichole and I hosted an Edcamp style session on makerspaces at the December meeting for Technology Resource Teachers (TRTs) in… Read more Giving a Makerspace

3D Printing with Primary Students

by on January 9, 2017 6:27 pm
When I started teaching my students about 3D printing, I limited my audience to only students in intermediate and middle school grades. I knew there could be value in also having younger students experience the process, but I wasn’t sure where to start. In my experience, many of the apps that transform 2D drawing to… Read more 3D Printing with Primary Students

Giving as a Core Value

by on December 25, 2016 5:35 pm
Whenever I go to a conference or a maker event, I bring gifts. A small topo map of Virginia for the FabLearn conference, makerspace starter kits and business card flashlights for education conferences or personalized gifts for fellow makers at Maker Faire. I’m lucky to have access to a makerspace filled with shiny tools. The… Read more Giving as a Core Value

Toy Hacking for Accessibility

by on December 13, 2016 5:42 pm
This month, two classes of fifth-grade students took on a project to hack toys to make them accessible for kids with disabilities. This simple project, that typically costs families upwards of a hundred dollars can be done for under one dollar. The toys, which began as a standard plush toy with a push-button to produce… Read more Toy Hacking for Accessibility