Tag «MakerSpace»

MassCUE Fall Conference

We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2018 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts. We will be providing educators from across …

Makerpreneurs and philanthropists!

A “quick” backstory: Several years ago, I wanted to shake up my Entrepreneurship course to give my students a real hands-on learning experience. My students had been creating business plans but they were too abstract for them to fully grasp. The plans could have required $1,000 or $100,000. It was simply more money than they …

It was a great week for Donorschoose!

As you all know, I’m a big fan of Donorschoose, both as a recipient and as a donor. I am very strategic with how I post projects on Donorschoose. I always wait for the opportune moment – when there’s a special promotion, when I have gift cards, or when I know that I’ll have special …

DonorsChoose.org & Caring Classrooms

Over the past two years, I have been posting projects on Donorschoose.org, a website for teachers to crowdfund projects for their classrooms. I time my projects just right to maximize donations by receiving special offers from companies that provide incentives. Some were half-off promotions (half of the project is funded by the sponsoring company), almost-home …

Help us build our computer science maker space!

After attending my STEM fellowship in Washington DC this summer, I have a renewed interested in promoting all things technology-related. Authentic learning experiences and real world problems to solve are the cornerstones of my classes. Since participating in the Hour of Code, my students have been hungry for more! After receiving a student request to …