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.
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.
Make a simple light-up ghost using a ping pong ball, an LED, and craft supplies. It’s a great, inexpensive Halloween craft for classrooms, clubs, and makerspaces. In addition to being a fun and creative project, it teaches the basics of how a circuit work as well. Supplies: 5mm LED, any color 3v coin cell battery…
Last weekend, my family and I attended the 2nd Philadelphia Min Maker Faire at the Pennovation Center on Sunday, October 6. This was our second maker event of the fall, as we spread our wings and explore a wider variety of faires in the absence of World Maker Faire NYC this year. (You may enjoy…
On Saturday, September 28 my family and I traveled out to the 6th Annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire (BMMF) at The Park School of Buffalo. After many years of attending Maker Faire NYC, we decided it was time to get out and see other Faires and broaden our horizons. So we hit the road from…
A simple, fun bristlebot for Halloween! Great for an introductory project in classrooms or makerspaces.
Since so many of my patrons love astronomy, astronauts and space in general, I love to customize my programs for World Space Week. This year I drafted a list of computer programming challenges for my Coding Club. Featuring space themes, these activities are all self-led tutorials. I’ve included projects for all ages and experience levels.
Use the Adafruit NeoTrellis M4 to control your computer and interact with a Scratch 16-Beat Sequencer. Have fun mixing your own beats and remixing the Scratch code.