Mousetrap Vehicle Project – Teacher Reflection

This is a cross-post that originated on the blog of my Fusion (STEM) Cohort at St George’s School.  References to location of student blogs and further details are available at https://sgsfusi...

Design Sprints

Today, I’m thinking about design sprints.  I was introduced to the concept of design problems that are tackled in very short amounts of time.  High level of intensity, but a relatively simple ...

Maker Club – A New Beginning

Let me start by saying a know nothing about what I’m talking about.  Nothing.  Nada.  Niente.  But then again, that’s why I like learning with kids.  I’m not a teacher.  I̵...

Maker Club – Up and Running

The great experiment has begun.  Not sure where it will go and what success will look like at this point, but that’s half the adventure!  We officially have a Maker Club at St. George’s....

No Longer a Maker Faire Virgin

I’ve been thinking, reading, and talking about the maker “revolution” for some time now, but have not actually been to a maker faire until today.  All I can say is WOW!  Thank god ...

3D Printing – Thoughts and Discoveries

Well, our Learning Commons has had our 3D printer for just over two months now.  I will have to put up a gallery of photos of objects that we’ve made, but this morning I thought that I’d ...

3D Printing – Progress thus far

I can’t believe that it’s been two weeks since I started working with the 3D printer.  The wind-up to school heading into the Christmas break has been unusually hectic and, while I’...

Bloom, Makerspaces and the Learning Commons

I will admit that I feel very guilty when I play with the ideas of media labs, makerspaces, gaming and other “trendy” concepts in the school library.  I mean, come on, if they’re th...