Why Duct Tape and Cardboard Might Be a Better Option than a 3D Printer

A few days ago, I met Manuel Herrera at MORENet. He has an amazing maker space where students engage in creative thinking on a daily basis. It’s a bastion of creativity and wonder and his passion for it is contagious. However, as we talked about prototyping and design thinking, he mentioned something surprising. “We have […]

You Get Four Items and Forty-Five Minutes. What Will You Make?

It all began the year I taught sixth grade ELL. I had the same group of students all day in a class that, by law, had to be hyper-structured (we had a four-hour block of reading, writing, oral language, and grammar). On Tuesday, we didn’t have an elective class, so I had forty-five bonus minutes […]