Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 5

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 5 | In this post, I reflect on what I learned in the reading and activities for week 5 of the Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 5 Tinkering Fundamentals is a massive open online course (MOOC) put on by San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum every summer.  I’m going to be chronicling my six weeks with this course here so you can learn along with me.  See Week One, Week Two , Week Three and Week Four  for more Thoughts on Readings This week’s … Read more

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 4

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 4 | In this post, I share about my experiences in the Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC. I learn how to create paper circuits and sewn circuits. I also learn about tying national science standards to maker lessons.

  Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 4 Tinkering Fundamentals is a massive open online course (MOOC) put on by San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum every summer.  I’m going to be chronicling my six weeks with this course here so you can learn along with me.  See Week One, Week Two  and Week Three  for more Thoughts on Readings & … Read more

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 3

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 3 | In my third week in the Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC, I share my first ever art-bot. Plus, my thoughts on the week's readings and Google Hangout.

  Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 3 Tinkering Fundamentals is a massive open online course (MOOC) put on by San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum every summer.  I’m going to be chronicling my six weeks with this course here so you can learn along with me.  See Week One, and Week Two for more Thoughts on Readings One of the … Read more

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 2

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 2 | In week 2 of the Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC, I create my own circuit blocks with wood and components. I gain a much greater respect for the awesome maker tools that are available.

  Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 2 Tinkering Fundamentals is a massive open online course (MOOC) put on by San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum every summer.  I’m going to be chronicling my six weeks with this course here so you can learn along with me.  See Week One reflections here Thoughts on Readings This week’s readings focused on … Read more

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 1 Reflections

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 1 | In Week 1 of the Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC, I take a look at what the course will entail and talk about my takeaways from the readings.

Tinkering Fundamentals: Week 1   Tinkering Fundamentals is a massive open online course (MOOC) put on by San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum every summer.  I’m going to be chronicling my six weeks with this course here so you can learn along with me Last summer, I heard about the Tinkering Fundamentals MOOC from my friend Colleen … Read more

10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving at Conferences

10 Tips for Surviving & Thriving at Conferences | Whether you're a seasoned conference-goer or a conference newbie, this post is for you. I've been to lots of conferences and I've learned how to make them better through trial and error. Here's my 10 tips for surviving and thriving at your next conference.

  How to Survive & Thrive at Conferences In recent years, I’ve had the pleasure of attending a variety of both state and national conferences, including several trips to FETC and a trip to ISTE in Atlanta last year.  With these conferences under my belt, I’ve learned a few strategies for managing large conferences.  Giant … Read more

Sharing Your Awesome: Why we need to move past the discomfort

I was raised not to brag about my accomplishments.  Do good deeds in secret.  Don’t broadcast your good grades to the world.  Take leadership positions, but always be humble about it.  Never put yourself on a pedestal. As a professional adult, I’ve struggled with reconciling my discomfort with self-promotion and the need to advocate for … Read more