Posts by Lindsey Own
Many makerspace components are commonly known. Here are 10 ideas for useful materials that might surprise you.
By: Lindsey Own. This year's DesignDoDiscover conference proved how creative teachers can be when they have the tools, mentorship, teams, time and space to dig into their ideas. Here are descriptions of nine teacher invented "maker" projects shared there.
After visiting dozens of makerspaces in preparation for our design, and now a year into our newly-built makerspace, I can offer the following recommendations to those beginning design for new builds.
As faculty advisor for her school's Sexuality and Gender Alliance club, teacher Lindsey Own recently had the chance to read LGBTQ books for all ages for a book fair, and shares some recommendations for parents, teachers and students to read.
A makerspace teacher experienced a few surprises as her school's makerspace developed, including a shortage of unexpectedly critical makerspace items. Here are 10 items she recommends you have on hand from the beginning.
Takeaways and lessons learned from Adventure Days -- two full days when no middle school classes are held and each student pursues a project of their own design to showcase at the end of the second day.
Getting Smart Teacher Blogger Lindsey Own shares four projects from Finalists for the FETC STEM Excellence Awards. The four projects will be presented at FETC. They represents a range of subject areas and levels of student independence.
For Hour of Code, dig deeper below the surface of computer science. I'll even offer a specific activity to try out, even if you're not a computer science expert: Challenge your students to build a mechanical 4-bit Boolean adder, inventing their own physical logic gates.