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Taking Flight with Kitables Mini Lego Drone

I've been fascinated with drones, but haven't quite found the excuse I need to drop $1k on a good one (if you have ideas, let me know). However, when I saw a mini Lego based drone up on Kickstarter, I figured I could roll the dice for $50! It's one of the projects available from [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|Video Reviews, YouTube|Comments Off on Taking Flight with Kitables Mini Lego Drone

Creating STEAM and Making Spaces with METC

How is it that we're already in the final countdown for the current school year??  Seems incredible, but as our eyes turn to summer time, there's a wealth of PD opportunities for educators.   One of the ones I'm looking forward to is the METC Summer Institute:  Creating STEAM and Making Spaces.   Official description [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Conferences|Comments Off on Creating STEAM and Making Spaces with METC

Free webinar series for early elementary science instructors!

Sometimes the karma gods put you in the right place at the right time.   While at TCEA this year, I wound up a social event where Carl Hooker introduced me to some of his friends from Science 4 Us.   When I heard that they focused in on early elementary, I got pretty excited. [...]

By | April 22nd, 2017|Webinar|Comments Off on Free webinar series for early elementary science instructors!

Diving into 3D Printing

After thinking about it for years, I finally broke down and ordered myself a 3D printer.   The desire to have one was there for quite a while, but I didn't want to place the actual order until I knew what it was that I wanted to do with it.   Don't get me wrong, [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on Diving into 3D Printing

The Tastiest Pi Yet: Raspberry Pi Zero W

I've been a big fan of the Raspberry Pi Zero since it came out.   What's not to like about a $5 computer?   And lest you think otherwise, it's a legit computer.   It can surf the internet, edit documents, and run all kinds of gadgety sorts of things in your household.   And [...]

By | March 8th, 2017|Video Reviews|Comments Off on The Tastiest Pi Yet: Raspberry Pi Zero W

Making Holograms with WeVideo

I believe it was Hall Davidson who first showed me how to create a hologram projector using a cell phone.   We did it at a DEN team retreat and the wow factory was incredible.   It really did seem like magic.   I recently revisited the project because I was talking about holograms at [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Digital Storytelling, Video Reviews, Web 2.0|Comments Off on Making Holograms with WeVideo

Shake coding up with Mover Kit

Today I took some time to explore Mover Kit, a Kickstarter put out by Tech Will Save Us.   It contains a small circular pendant of sorts that has an accelerometer, compass and a series of LED's.   It can be attached easily to the included slap bracelet, lanyard and velcro strap, or wherever you like! [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Video Reviews|1 Comment

Big Data, Big Problems

A friend shared with me an article that was both fascinating and disturbing.   It talked about how big data was used in elections to target potential voters with pinpoint accuracy.   Essentially, but combining data from social media sites like Facebook and things like online quizzes, companies can build an incredibly in-depth profile of [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|Podcasting, Teach42 Podcasts|Comments Off on Big Data, Big Problems