Author Archives: Karie Huttner

iMake iLearn: Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge

iMake iLearn: Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge

The Discovery Educator Network is composed of innovative and dedicated educators who are using technology in transformational ways. Dr. Chris Craft of CrossRoads Intermediate School in Columbia, South Carolina is a member of the DEN.  His project Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge is a shining example of how children can change the world using technology. What inspired

iMake iLearn – DEN Maker Spaces

    The Discovery Educator Network is more than a group of dedicated educators who are integrating Discovery Education into their classrooms.  It is a professional learning community composed of many different interests and passions.  iMake iLearn stems from the ideas that DEN members are sharing. Wondering where this sharing is taking place?  One of the most

iMake iLearn – Strawbees …. Making At Any Age

You know a product has great potential when it spans any age group.  This last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to do the Tower Activity in the context of creativity and construction with both our educators and students in our summer school program. The Strawbees were donated by Strawbees directly to DENSI 2015

iMake iLearn: Bringing Images to Life – DE Clip Art, Osmo, and 3D Doodler

App smashing has become more and more prevalent as we realize that integrating different apps can produce amazing finished products.  What about tech smashing?  Have you ever wondered what you could create?  At DENSI (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute) 2015, we had the opportunity to tech smash using Discovery Education clip art, the Osmo, and

iMake iLearn – Osmo Me Some DE Images

Since the arrival of our Osmos, I have been in love with this technology.  I love that this device provides my students with the ability to interact between the physical and the virtual world.  I started with Tangrams which were an instant hit with kindergarten through fifth grade students in our SP Design Lab. In

iMake iLearn – 3D Printing and Using Board Builder

This is the last addition to the series of 3D printing and documenting student learning.  These original posts document a project from beginning to completion as well as includes student examples of how DE Board Builder can be a transformative tool for documenting student learning.  Enjoy! Original blog post in May 2015 on iCreate iLearn

iMake iLearn – 3D Printing and Student Creation

So you and your students have a 3D printer…. now what?  The following two posts were originally posted on the iCreate iLearn blog as well as shared in the monthly webinar 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education.  Each post explores several different web based tools for having students create with 3D printing as well as ways

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