Welcome to The Maker Mentality, the Maker Education podcast you've been waiting for and you didn't even know it. Each episode will feature an amazing guest who is going to share a fabulous Maker hack, trick, lesson, or tool to support the Maker Mentality in your classroom. We are always looking for content and guests, so feel free to reach out and suggest a topic.
The amazing Clara Galan from Adobe takes some time to chat with me about Creativity. It is a fun conversation with some great tidbits of information for educators out there looking for resources to support the learning of creative tools. Adobe Spark is a great example of a wonderful tool that has done awesome things in supporting students exploring their creative ideas. Check out the other episodes for more insight into creativity and what it looks like for others.
Here is a little info on my guest for episode 4 of season 2.
Judd Winick, cartoonist-creator of the bestselling HILO graphic novel series, returns to A2CAF for the second time; a self-described reality TV has-been, he’s done all kinds of storytelling ranging from animation to graphic novels to superhero comics to daily comic strips.
We spend time talking about creativity, the writing and revision process, the Monomyth by Joseph Campbell, support student creativity, and other nerdy goodness. Check out HILO because it is amazing!
Andrew Collins from the Raspberry Pi Foundation joins me to talk about creativity and really got me thinking about the role of curiosity in creativity. This is why I love doing podcasts. I get a chance to talk to different people and learn something new. Andrew also shares his thoughts on the role of creativity in professional development and how Raspberry Pi works hard to create programs like Picademy and their online courses that spark curiosity and creativity in the teachers that sign up. If you want to know more about Raspberry Pi, check out RaspberryPi.org or reach out to Andrew on Twitter at @ascollins.
In this episode, the amazing Meenoo Rami from Minecraft Education Edition fame joins me to talk about creativity and the roll it plays in STEM/STEAM. You can follow her on the Twitter at @MeenooRami and her website MeenooRami.org. You can also check out her book, Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching, on Amazon!
Kicking off Season 2 with one of my favorite people! Jess is an amazing educator who wears lots of hats. She is a former ELA teacher, she is a tech integrator, media teacher, and overall awesome person. She can be found on the Twitter at @JLenore24 and Keynoting various EdTechTeam events around the globe.
We talk about being creative and how a little improv in class can be a good thing for everyone. Also, if you know where Jess can get wood in Connecticut, drop her a line.
Here is a quick preview of what is in store for Season 2. We will be exploring the idea of creativity and what that looks like in and out of the classroom. I will be connecting with educators and non-educators to get a sense of what creativity means from many different perspectives.
Teacher/Librarian Elissa Malespina talks about the value of a Makerspace in a library and how you do not need fancy equipment or tons of space to create an environment for students to make. She also shares a cool website to create AR and VR worlds!
In this episode of The Maker Mentality Podcast, amazing educator and awesome all-around person, Widad Luqman (@TeachLuqman) stops by to share all of the different things you can do with coding in the classroom and why teachers should not be afraid of computer science.
On this episode of The Maker Mentality podcast, Todd Burleson shares great information on creativity in Makerspaces. He shares a wonderful tool, Bloxels, an amazing film program for students, and tips regarding 3D printers.