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Here are some photos from @MakerFaire New York at @nysci this past weekend. #WMFNY18 #MakerFaireNYC #NYC #MakerEd #STEAM #ArtEdTech #ArtsEd

It was great fun to visit the 9th Annual World Maker Faire New York this weekend. As usual, my favorite area was the Young Makers Zone. Here are some things from this year’s Make Faire NYC that I noticed:

1. Danny Scheible and Eben Burgoon’s Tapigami Tape City
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67556/

2. Theo Boris’s Welcome to Planet Hugalot! Hug, please! (where I found Lesa Wang)
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67858/

3. Godwyn Morris’s Dazzlinks Cardboard Contraptions
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67657

4. Benjamin Lehrer and Jonathan Roach’s Marvin: A Giant Connect 4 Robot
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67497/

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5. Evan Weinstein’s Cocoa Press Chocolate 3D Printer
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67782

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6. Christian Ristow’s The Hand of Man
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/68198/

7. Todd Blatt, Marty McGuire, Jen Schachter’s We the Builders
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67669/

8. Pete Gosselin’s 1 UP Keyboards programmable keyboard kits

9. Popular Science’s Tabletop Catapult
https://www.popsci.com/catapult

10. Balam Soto’s Sonic Moonbeam (www.balam.io)
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67508/

11. Orimagi robots inspired by origami
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67940

12. Gualala Gadget’s Electric Marble Machines
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67571/

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13. Martin Horstman’s Doodlematic iPad app (where I saw Al Doyle)
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67553/

14. Steven Hanania’s The Wizard of Fun puppets
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67790

15. Tetsuji Katsuda’s Robot Band++
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67454/

16. William Muehlenhard’s Zoetrope
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67801/


17. Lucy Johnson and Robert Fitzsimons’s Planetarium Umbrella
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67484
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18. Sofía Suazo’s Emoji-Me loaded to @emoji___me on Instagram
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67741/

19. I LUG NY’s LEGO Infinity Machine by Adult Fans of LEGO
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67852


20. The awesome Needle Arts and Crafts areas in Zone 1
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67785/

21. Sharon Raymond’s Simple Shoemaking
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https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67752/

22. Beautiful examples of circuit design and sewable circuits from Princeton’s CST, 3D-Kompetenzzentrum Germany, and Lovie Monsters
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67815/

https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67869
https://makerfaire.com/maker/entry/67781

23. And some more things to look into which I forgot to document with photos or videos:

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Pics and notes from #edcampNYC hosted by @CathedralNYC & @SkillMill_NYC today! #Whyiedcamp

Here’s the link for today’s edcamapNYC session board: bit.ly/edcampNYC16

Another edcampNYC is officially in the books! Many thanks to fellow organizers Ann Oro, Cathy Cheo-Isaacs, and Saber Khan for helping ensure today was another productive and fun day of free PD for educators. The Cathedral School generously hosted us at their gorgeous gothic K-8 school building next door to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. It’s such a pleasure to trust that someone in my community will help us throw this annual event, and this year Nisha Joshi, Director of Technology at Cathedral, graciously made it happen.

We began the day with a table loaded with coffee, donuts, and bagels generously sponsored by the Edcamp Foundation and Participate Learning. The Edcamp Foundation will help any edcamp by providing an “edcamp in a Box” containing post-its, Sharpies, pens, index cards, stickers, name tags, and $200 to help defray costs. Participate Learning is also keen to help edcamps enhance learning by setting up online courses. As per their explanation on our edcampNYC Participate Page:

Here is where you can earn and share a badge designed to demonstrate your Edcamp learning and experience! Participate Learning is collaborating with Edcamp NYC to bring you a free online course designed to help you reflect upon your Edcamp experience, and incorporate ideas and resources shared throughout the day into your instruction and lesson planning. Upon completion of the course, you will earn a badge that recognizes 12 hours of professional learning. This page will also track every resource and idea tweeted along the hashtag #edcampNYC before, during and after #edcampNYC.

Our session board filled up with 15 great conversation topics (three bands of 5 sessions each). Additionally, Sophia Georgiou of Morphi (@morphiapp) brought an iPad Pro with the Morphi app installed, an Ultimaker Go, and many printed parts and project ideas. She generously led demos and conversations throughout the event for edcampers.

Afterward edcampNYC, Godwyn Morris of Skill Mill NYC opened up her new makerspace to us. We were lucky to explore SkillMill NYC and tool around with 3D printers, DazzLinks, wind-up toys, lasercutters, sewing machines, and more. (Last year, after edcampNYC finished at The Mandell School, we visited Godwyn’s first makerspace location, Dazzling Discoveries, located a few blocks north of Mandell. This year, it was amazingly timely and convenient after edcampNYC at Cathedral, we traveled a few blocks south to SkillMill NYC!)

We don’t often have door prizes, however this year we had a few. We prototyped giving these away to whomever replied first on Twitter to tweets about each item. iBallz provided four tablet protectors, two Chromebook cases, and discount codes for edcampers offering 10% merchandise. BrainPop provided a Moby-printed tote bag, Moby earbuds, a Moby tshirt, and other swag-tastic items like pens and calendars. BreakoutEdu offered a complete education kit for one lucky attendee, and Flocabulary provided a custom edCampNYC extended trial. Thank you to these sponsors for generously helping our participating educators have a great day!

 

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Photos and notes from another great #edcampnyc today!


I am so grateful that today’s 7th edcampNYC event was a great day for so many people! It could never have happened without my co-organizers, Ann Oro and Cathy Cheo-Isaacs, and the generosity of The Mandell School‘s administration and faculty (notably Peter Fletcher, Ben Chant, and Tiffany Della Vedova).

It was a big crowd that convened at Mandell‘s cafeteria with its lovely green plant-covered wall. I over-ordered from the Whole Foods UWS catering menu thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, BrainPop and PledgeCents. Whole Foods also contributed extra items to our cart so that attendees could properly carbo-load before the first session began.

It was awesome that Hadley Ferguson, Executive Director of the Edcamp Foundation, joined us along with two other founders of the first edcamp, edcampPhilly, and the Edcamp Foundation (Kevin Jarrett and Mike Ritzius)! I was also glad to see so many new and familiar faces including Lisa Nielsen who helped gather a large contingent of NYC DOE teachers and leaders as participants and facilitators. Also in attendance were organizers of upcoming edcamps, edcampBrooklyn and edcampStatenIsland!

The session board filled up with topics ranging from tweeting to coding, student voice to crowd-sourced funding, making connections to integrating makerspaces. The beauty of an unconference is that the schedule is BLANK until attendees gather and put up conversational topics that THEY CHOOSE to talk about. I stressed that whoever posted a session is responsible for facilitating a conversation rather than delivering a presentation. I also reminded people that the “rule of two feet” dictates that if you’re not being stimulated in a discussion, you are free to leave and move to another space. I joked that I always take it personally when people walk out on my sessions (#kiddingnotkidding), and I mentioned that following the #edcampnyc hashtag on Twitter is a terrific way to gather resources and ideas from other sessions without leaving whatever room you’re already in.

Many thanks to Godwyn Morris, owner of Dazzling Discoveries, for hosting attendees at her Upper West Side Makerspace afterwards. So many people enthusiastically walked an additional 9 blocks north to explore Scratch 3D, 3D design with Tinkercad, Makerbot printing, and constructing simple machines with DazzLinks (a new product from Dazzling Discoveries).

Here’s a link to the 2016 edcampNYC session board: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1BPJFosW5joMUqKDZ8xlso2hHyokF_QipL6YfEJzYcUk/pubhtml

Here’s a link to the Tagboard of #edcampNYC tweets: https://tagboard.com/edcampnyc/search

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