I took a recent trip to The Big Apple for professional development. Along the way, I took a little tour of Manhattan.
Did I go to all the big tourist attractions? Of course I did. I went to the two Manattan-based makerspaces, Fat Cat Fab Labs & HackManhattan!
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No. 5 is why I love the place. As I say to my kids, this is important. Remember this. Make it safe & keep the rubber side down this week. Continue reading Community Watch: Houston’s Children’s Museum
For the past three spring semesters (way back to my work at Citizen Schools) I have led a team of students in the design and construction of an Art Car. An Art Car, if you don’t know, is an embellished vehicle of some sort. Last year, I ran a sharkcar, the year before, a gatortruck. This year, I received permission to use the school bus. We run our car in The Houston Art Car Parade every second Saturday in May. Of course, whatever I did had to be removable. Nothing like a challenge. Over two months my students designed, cut out, painted … Continue reading This Week in the Classroom: Art Car
GE Garages. Houston makers, woodworkers and crazed tool-lovers – GE is putting on quite a show at Rice University this week. I went down on Saturday and got to check out some 3D Printers, Epilogue Laser Cutters, CNC Mills, Injection molders, welders, grinders, sheet metal benders and shapers, Arduinos and more. A great learning experience if you can get the time – it’s on everyday until May 3rd, so check it out! Continue reading Community Watch: GE Garages