Month: March 2014

3D Printer Project Starters

Here are a few ideas to challenge your students – but let their imagination be the driving factor. All of these ideas can be made more challenging by adding constraints and/or requiring more precision. Extend the learning opportunities by using

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Afinia Desktop 3D Printers Selected by Project Lead The Way

Afinia’s award-winning H-Series Desktop 3D Printer has been selected by Project Lead The Way as a solution to enhance its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum for its network of more than 5,000 schools. “We are pleased that PLTW has selected the

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Inspired by Burgers at #NCCE2014

You never know where good ideas will come from. On the way to NCCE2014 one of those bright idea popped into my head. That happens once in a while! Inspired by the fine folks at Five Guys Burger and Fries,

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Students creating the future

Students at the Renbrook School in West Hartford, CT have been in the news.  We first met teachers Jean and Jay last fall after a friend of mine introduced us.  After a couple of discussions over an internet video connection,

Hacking the Pen

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]everal years ago I had the privilege to work with Dr. Carl. Technically, Dr. Carl was our site technician meaning that he was there to help keep our computers up and running. In reality he is an educator who is

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Explaining 3D Printing

I love explaining 3D printing to people who have never really been exposed to it before. As I share all of the incredible things you can do with a 3D printer their facial expressions  go from bewilderment to pure imagination.

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#NCCE2014

We are up here in Seattle having tons of fun hosting the #NCCE2014 Makerspace Garage! We’ve talked with some really interesting people and had the chance to learn what they are interested in. One of the coolest parts of the

3D Printed Entomology

When I first got the 3D printer my mind swam with different ideas of how to use it in my classroom. You can see my first brainstorm here. I find the process of choosing what actually gets used in the

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Interview With 2013 CHEA Attendees

A while back Debby and Steve attended the 2013 CHEA (Christian Home Educators Association) Conference.  While Steve was there, he had a chance to interview some of the attendees.  He asked them if they’d seen a 3D printer before, what

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