Posts by Lindsey Own


Take a Tour of Our School’s Makerspace

I've shared lots of small details about our school's makerspace but I've never shared the space in its entirety. So here is a virtual tour via panoramic photos of the whole space to provide a better idea of how we've organized it.

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9 More “Maker” Projects Invented By Teachers

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.


Introduction to Design for the Laser Cutter

In our makerspace, the laser cutter is by far the most popular piece of equipment. However, many are nervous about using it as the design process can feel overwhelming. Here are detailed instructions to help anyone get started.


15 LGBTQ Books From Preschool To High School

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.

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A Challenge to Bring Making Into Hour of Code

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.