SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME! It’s been a bumpy ride, but we’re still going! We’ve had 3D printers break down and need repairs. We’ve had to wait and wait and wait for parts and critical supplies. We’ve had orders for new 3D printers delayed indefinitely. Through it all, we’ve kept going. So far we’ve made about 25…
Hi all! With schools and libraries closed here in NJ, I’ve been live streaming lots of maker and STEM content. It’s been so exciting learning the ins and outs of the technology. I’ve created projects for Kaleidoscope Enrichment, LLC, Warren County Library System, and Make: as part of Family Maker Camp. I’ve put all of…
SUPPORT OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITY.HELP ME MAKE PPE TO COMBAT COVID-19! SUPPORT OUR GOFUNDME! Normally this time of year, I’d be reaching out and asking for my Kaleidoscope Community to donate towards our fun summer programs like Science and Swim and STEM Tables at local events. But these are not normal times and this is not…
Simple and fun luminaries to light up the night and share a little love with your neighbors. Either print your own template or use a digital cutter to make them.
This week I was glad I got to attend the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative (NJECC) 34th Annual Statewide Educational Technology Conference hosted at Montclair University. It was my first time at the conference, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I had a really great day.
I can admit it. I have a mild obsession with paper snowflakes. I always have. As a kid, I would spend a lot of time and a lot of paper carefully cutting them out each winter. To be honest, was always disappointed with the results.
If you really want to create a connection, build life skills, and give someone you love long-lasting enjoyment, give them an experience — like a fantastic class by Kaleidoscope Enrichment — rather than another thing.
In September of 2017, I gave a talk on the NYC Maker Faire education stage and shared my experiences about Maker Camp. Afterward, a gentleman approached me and said, “You really love what you do. It shows. Have you ever thought about writing a book?”
This year I was very excited to be invited to participate in Aaron Maurer’s 25 Days of Making on his fantastic Coffee for the Brain site. The idea was to feature at least twenty-five different STEM, STEAM and maker projects by different educators from all over the globe so that teachers could use the projects with their students.
This is the story of a bird feeder. In a public library Makerspace just before Christmas, I never really know if I’ll have a gaggle of kids show up to make use of Legos or empty classes as folks rush to get ready for the holidays. You learn to be ready for anything.