April 17, 2014

CUE 2014

It has been a couple of weeks since I have attended the Annual CUE conference, and I’m finally having the time to process all of the learning that occurred. This was my first experience with the CUE conference, and my overall opinion of it is positive. There were plenty of options so I felt like […]

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April 10, 2014

Board Games

I have no data on this, but I would guess that the number of teachers who have their students create board games is pretty high. Why not? It’s a fantastic, multi-layer project that can demonstrate a great deal of student learning. I have done board games for literature topics, social studies, and a number of […]

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April 3, 2014

Authentic Learning

This week I had two parents tell me at different times that they were very happy with what I was doing in class. The first parent called and left a message. I’m not sure I’ve ever had a parent call and leave a voice message with the only purpose being to state how pleased they […]

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March 27, 2014

Hacking the Pen

Several years ago I had the privilege to work with Dr. Carl. Technically, Dr. Carl was our site technician meaning that he was there to help keep our computers up and running. In reality he is an educator who is as passionate about education technology as I am. He was interested in Maker Education before […]

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March 20, 2014

World 3D Printing Expo

Recently I had the privilege of attending the World 3D Printing Expo in Burbank, California. I was invited to attend and participate on a panel to discuss 3D printing in the classroom. The entire event was a fantastic experience. The first session I attended was on how to fund 3D printing in the classroom. A […]

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March 13, 2014

Explaining 3D Printing

I love explaining 3D printing to people who have never really been exposed to it before. As I share all of the incredible things you can do with a 3D printer their facial expressions  go from bewilderment to pure imagination. I’m also amazed at how some people see the possibilities it presents to some while […]

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March 7, 2014

3D Printed Entomology

When I first got the 3D printer my mind swam with different ideas of how to use it in my classroom. You can see my first brainstorm here. I find the process of choosing what actually gets used in the classroom to be interesting. I thought I had some really good ideas, and some were […]

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February 28, 2014

Summertime

Summertime is a magical time for teachers. We recharge, reflect, learn more about our craft, and do all the activities that we love to do but can’t get to during the year. This last summer was not much different for me. I took some classes on teaching science, took my kids on their first backpacking […]

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March 14, 2011

Welcome

Welcome to Barnett Tech Camps! We are looking forward to an outstanding week of innovation, creativity, 3D printing in the classroom, and learning. Register now to save your spot.

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