Cajón drums are wood drums native to South America with deeper roots in the Africa. The cajon is a wood rectangular prism, with two thin faces. One of the thin sides, usually the… Continue reading
This year was a big year in the STEaMworks (STEM focus, art driven, work/project centered: the STEaMworks), my self-styled Maker classroom. We (and the Math/Sci Team) built a lot of projects: rockets, rocket… Continue reading
I ended the year with an exploration of music. I used xylophones, pendulums and windchimes to explore frequency, wavelenght, pitch, volume, etc. I probably should have found a way to incorporate physical waves,… Continue reading
Make: Projects has great instructions on how to build your own diddley bow. Make it safe & keep the rubber side down.
The summer program wraps up today. Our summer program acts as an experimental zone, a transitional buffer and a slice of consistency for both teachers and students. Personally, I love summer programs –… Continue reading
This week’s word: Prototypes. Brought to you by the letter C for cardboard. What a week! My students spent last week drawing and planning and designing and planning and planning. We got outside… Continue reading
This week, I prepped for this summer’s woodshop classes. The students will be building these benches, mending and designing chairs and constructing Cajon drums. I’ve secured enough lumber for the benches, pulling plywood… Continue reading