Author Archives: Karie Huttner

iMake iLearn – A-Z of 3D Printing

iMake iLearn – A-Z of 3D Printing

Sometimes there are lessons that you learn in your journey to try new technology that you wish you would have known sooner.  Here are just a few that I have learned in the last 6 months in regards to 3D printing. Lesson 1 – Consume to Create You need to consume in order to create.

iMake iLearn – Launching Our Makerspace – SP Design Lab

LED Build Night The success of our SP Design Lab comes from the connections that we have made with our community.  Last spring the SP Design Lab was created and integrated into lunch recess and after-school.  Through collaboration with FACTv and Radiant Fabrication, our Design Lab was able to benefit from experts within our community

iMake iLearn – Setting Up Your Makerspace

The Why…. Our makerspace is called The SP Design Lab. The SP Design Lab is modeled after the Makerspace movement where our students are able to access different materials to create and design in both the physical and virtual environments. Too often our students are told what they should do, how they should do it,

iMake iLearn – Puppets, Puppets, Puppets

Who doesn’t like puppets?  Meet Conni Mulligan, our DEN guru and expert in how to integrate puppetry into the learning environment.  Conni’s passion for puppetry is infectious and the ways that she integrates puppets in storytelling and giving students voice.At the DENovator Faire, Conni shared a wonderful way to create puppets.  Her area was three

iMake iLearn – DENovator Faire

This year I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in DENSI 2014 (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute).  Over 140 educators from the United States, Canada, and the UK are selected to participate and learn together about different ways to integrate technology to support student learning.  This year a Maker Night was added called

iMake iLearn – Summer Learning

Coursera – Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course Description:Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students’ interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities,

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