How To Do .... Something

By dogtrax | A #clmooc curation from Make Cycle One (some makes did not play nice here ... sorry if yours got left out)

From Tinkering to Technology—Advice from a Middle School Maker

Middle schooler Hannah Levenberg always liked taking things apart, but she didn’t make the connection between her tinkering and technology until she …

Arduino

​Microsoft: Minecraft mentors help teachers grok the game

Educators who don't know a creeper from a piston can get online help from experts on using the megahit game in schools. Also new: polar bears.<p>A new version of Microsoft's Minecraft for schools means teachers won't have to struggle for expertise or inspiration using the game with their students.<p>The …

Minecraft

Letters to the Next President 2.0

Six Audio Recording Tools That Work In Your Web Browser

As I have mentioned over the last couple of days, last week someone rightly pointed out to me that the Practical Ed Tech Tips playlist on my YouTube …

Make a GIF using Photoshop

So I have made a tutorial on making an animated GIF using GIMP, so now I decided to show you how to make one using Photoshop! You get the best of …

Reimagining the School Science Fair

The experience of a science fair — finding something that you are uniquely interested in exploring deeply for weeks or months, and then sharing what you discover about it — is a great way to learn.<p>A Maker’s experience at Maker Faire is very similar in this aspect to a student’s at a science fair. …

This Website Lets You Make a GIF of Any Simpsons Quote You Can Think Of

No, seriously. Try it.<p><i>The Simpsons</i> is just too clever (and funny) for its own good—now, an ingenious website has made it possible to take every single one of the sitcom's one-liners and witticisms and make them into gifs.<p>Yep, Frinkiac is an incredibly helpful search engine that finds stills to …

Tony Vincent Teaches Us How to Make Great Illustrations

Over the weekend my friend Tony Vincent sent me an email about a new video that he made about Adobe Illustrator Draw. Adobe Illustrator Draw is a …

Creating Animations (.gif) using Google Photos is super simple and fun (4 quick steps in 30s)

You’ve seen them all over the web, from Twitter to ESPN, GIPHYs are highly popular due to their ability to animate still photos as a collection. The …

Google

Why in the world would you want to develop a Massive Open, Online Course (MOOC)?

This post will contain the presentation materials and supplemental links for my session titled “Why in the world would you want to develop a MOOC – …

How To Make a Guitar from a Shovel

In 2009, I happened to catch the performance of Isaac “Shovelman” Frankle at Maker Faire Bay Area. Fashioning a decent-sounding, working guitar out of a shovel and then entertaining the crowds at the Faire with it, struck me as the perfect expression of why Maker Faire and the maker movement are so …

The art of the tutorial: When to hold a player's hand, when to let it go

Earlier this month, my Twitter feed flared up briefly with complaints about the "hand-holdy" quality of tutorials in many modern games. It subsided …

Got Some 'Splaining To Do

Hack a Cake Recipe? Make Cycle #4

Thank you to Margaret Simon for hosting DigiLit Sunday. You can visit her blog to read the way other educators are using technology.<p>This week's …

Kevin's Meandering Mind | How to Remix with X-Ray Goggles, and Why You Should Bother

The theme of the Make Cycle with the Making Learning Connected MOOC is now Hacking Your Writing. I decided I would hack the newsletter announcing the …

Kevin's Meandering Mind | The #CLMOOC Video Game (and How to Make Your Own)

(<i>Click on image to play the video game</i>)<p>I did a variation of this last year, but have tinkered with the Making Learning Connected video game for this …

Infographic about how to go places

How to put yourself in a photo using Pixlr

Choose Open image from computer<p>Use slider to adjust the size of your working image<p>Add your self-image by choosing<p>to add a 2nd layer as an import<p>You …

Hands

How To MOOC…

I am sure that even though the first week of NWP’s CLMOOC is almost at an end that there’s still time to begin. So here I am.<p>Actually when I first …

How to Cook with Kale

An Intro<p>Kale has been dubbed the healthiest vegetable in the world and I have to tell you, I find that pretty intimidating. It makes it sound like …

How to Use Your Summer for Lesson Planning

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Two Leftover Musical How To’s

There is never an end to our Make Cycles at the Making Learning Connected MOOC (You can enter in and make things whenever you want) but as we begin …

The Meaning of Wallpaper: A DIY Instructable

The Meaning of Wallpaper: A DIY Instructable by Lacy Manship 1. First the wallpaper samples must be scattered about the kitchen table so that a …

The Meaning of Wallpaper: A DIY Instructable

The Meaning of Wallpaper: A DIY Instructable<p>by Lacy Manship<p>1. First the wallpaper samples must be scattered about the kitchen table so that a corner …

Level up your mentoring skills w Thimble tutorial