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Year Three: The Maker Culture Pervades

Written on Medium. Attached link: https://medium.com/@SKolhatkar/year-three-the-maker-culture-pervades-665c43b37245   Advertisements

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Raspberry Pis in K-5

Raspberry Pi is one of the coolest inventions created. Not only does it give the ability to students to put together a computer, due to the nature of the look of the Pi, students are able to see what is … Continue reading

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KEVA Planks again

KEVA Planks, as I have written about at least twice before, and what I recommend as one of the top three choices for a Makerspace, have again taken the school by storm in the first month of school. This is … Continue reading

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Hacking and Makerspaces in Schools

Why is it that hacking is gaining popularity? Or why do people hack? Hacking, as defined by the Merriam Webster’s Dictionary has several definitions. The definition that seems to have become popularly used is: to manage successfully. Why do people … Continue reading

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More on 3D Printing in Elementary

The more I watch students with 3D printers, the more I am convinced that every classroom should have one that is actively used. Over a year ago, I wrote about lessons for students through 3D printing. After an entire school … Continue reading

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And Just like that….

The Barron Park Maker Studio, Palo Alto Unified School District’s first Makerspace, is entering its third year tomorrow and just like that it has become an integral part of the school’s fiber, the school’s culture, the school’s daily life while … Continue reading

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Another Wonderful Maker Year

At about the same time last year, I was reflecting on the first year of Barron Park’s (and the Palo Alto Unified School District’s) Maker Studio. Here is a reference to that first year (https://makerspacepausd.wordpress.com/2015/06/04/and-so-a-year-comes-to-a-close/) So much happens in a … Continue reading

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