• Invent Anything Summer MakerCamp

    I am reminded every single time that I work with kids in the MakerSpace that their imaginations and creativity will outshine my expectations if I step out of their way and just support the skills they need in the moment. Here is the latest… Rising 2nd-5th Graders particiapted in the Invent Anything (with LittleBits) workshop.… Continue Reading

  • Light Up Mother’s Day Cards

    “You light up my life!” “You light up my heart!” “You are the light of my life.” “You make my day shine!” “You make me shine!” “You light my way.” “You shine like a star.” “You are my shining star.” These are just a few of the sayings second graders used on their light up… Continue Reading

  • Kinetic Sand Measurement

    Third grade students made kinetic sand to practice measurement and to sell in our MakerShop. The recipe we liked is here: Kinetic Sand Ingredients • Baking soda • Baoking powder • Dishwashing liquid Directions 1. Mix together • 1 cup baking soda • 1 cup baking powder • ½ cup dish soap 2. Knead the… Continue Reading

  • Pocket LightSabers

    DesignMakeTeach had VSTE Conference members make pocket light sabers, and we fell in love with the idea.  We have been handing out kits to make your own at a few conferences lately.  They are very easy to make using an LED, a coin cell battery, a small (business card-sized) piece of tagboard, a straw, and small… Continue Reading

  • International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Presentation

    Here is our Advancing STEM in School Makerspaces Presentation: And here are our Handouts Handout-presentation Children’s Engineering and Maker Activities Makerspace Inventory We will also be at Table 55 during the STEM Showcase Blinging Badges, playing with robots, and showcasing student work.  Come join us! Handout-table Children’s Engineering and Maker Activities Makerspace Inventory

  • Virginia Children’s Engineering Conference 2016

    Engineering in Reverse: Take Apart Toys Beyond Pop-ups and Brads Design Briefs Mentioned During Presentations: Take Apart Toys Moon Phase Stop Motion Abacus Place Value Egg Drop Cookie Caster Indian in the Cupboard Action Figures  iMovie Trailers Water Wheels Apps Mentioned Shadow Puppet EDU Handout Pic Collage VideoPix TinkerPlay iMotion HD iMovie      … Continue Reading