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Portland Community College Builds Maker Culture

There’s a saying that people will use to describe a person who is especially strong in some way: “A force of nature.” One of my first stops, earlier this year, was to Portland, Oregon. There I met Gregg Meyer, the Interim Dean of Math and Industrial Tech at Portland Community College – Sylvania campus, and […] Read More

Tennessee Technology University And The Business Of Making 3D Practical

Finding a college or university that is entrepreneurial is not an easy task. Some will speak about it or create a course with the term embedded in it. Some schools like to grab hold of the buzzwords, but Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in Cookeville is doing something daily to inspire makers, build makerspaces, and enable […] Read More

How The HP Sprout Adds Steam To STEAM Junction Makerspace

Makerspaces are popping up all over the USA and the world. Some of them start quickly when a team of people see a need in a school or library. Others, like STEAM Junction in Burlington, North Carolina, start by first building a community. The Alamance Makers Guild started in 2011 as a way to engage […] Read More

Bring Crayons To 3D Life With The HP Sprout Crayola Color Alive App

Each month, as I use the HP Sprout, I wonder who else is using it and what apps they love. Recently, I wrote about how we used the Stop Motion app to capture and create a LEGO minifigure movie (a short one, no pun intended) in record time. Knowing there are plenty of other apps […] Read More

30+ STEAM Classroom Activities With HP Sprout Pro

The HP Sprout Pro is a new kind of all-in-one computer that enables teachers and students to make, design, and customize the world around them. That sounds like a big claim, but it offers a combination of technologies to increase student engagement and exploration. I have written about technical details for the HP Sprout Pro […] Read More

Happy Meal Boxes And Mattel View-Master Give Your Kid A Look At Virtual Reality and 3D

There is a funny cartoon making its way around the internet adding a new layer to the fairly well-known Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. At the bottom of the pyramid, someone graffiti-scrawled a new more important layer: WiFi now sits as more fundamental than food, water, shelter, and warmth. Sure, someone is just having fun, but […] Read More