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Cross-country Collaboration: LEGO Playful Learning Museum Network
February 2, 2024
We're part of the LEGO Playful Learning Museum Network, a community of practice that invites us to work together to confront shared challenges and develop best practices...
Exploring Heart-Shaped Wonders with OctoStudio
January 30, 2024
Take a moment to look around your space. Can you spot any heart-shaped objects? These everyday items can spark an exciting project in OctoStudio...
From Cardboard to Code: Creating with Multiple Materials
January 5, 2024
Last month, we hosted a workshop using the newly launched creative coding app OctoStudio at the FabLearn conference...
Four takeaways from ASTC 2023!
December 11, 2023
Steph and I recently got to visit Charlotte, North Carolina for the annual Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Conference. While we were there...
How do you build a place of wonder?
December 7, 2023
How do you build a place of wonder? We dive in with community collaborators, the Global Alliance of Community Science Workshops , to help people get a start.
Artistic Explorations: Moving Shadows
November 16, 2023
We’re both excited about a straightforward idea that can be approached with a variety of tools: turning lights on and off to make shadow animations...
October 31, 2023
While tinkering with OctoStudio , we've been exploring how combining physical materials with code can support whimsical, surprising, and playful tinkering...
Fostering Equitable Facilitation through Computational Tinkering: Reflections from the Scratch Conference
October 5, 2023
This summer, we had a wonderful opportunity to try out an experimental workshop at the Scratch conference, together with our trusted...
Making iteration easy
August 25, 2023
Setting yourself up for joyful low-risk prototyping with shadow theaters. I am back to share a new version of a programmable shadow theater, and share about another important part...
Repurposing Everyday Materials in a Diorama
July 26, 2023
How can you turn trash into treasure? Ilse Cadena-Serrano created this awesome TV diorama for an exhibition called the red room at an art gallery...
Getting Started with Reflection in Tinkering Workshops
July 25, 2023
We recently were asked by our friend and colleague Amos Blanton to pass along some thoughts on leading discussions about tinkering activities...