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April 20, 2020

Wednesday, April 22nd is Earth Day 2020, a day devoted to promoting awareness of our planet. This year we are limited in what each of us can do individually to celebrate and take action.  Because we have spent so much time indoors, we now realize more than ever...

April 2, 2020

Three months ago most teachers had never heard the phrases “remote learning” or “distance learning.”  If they did, they surely didn’t know what it entailed.  Whether they did or not, in most cases they only had 48 hours to not only know what it is, but figure ou...

February 5, 2020

Wynwood, located in Miami, is a unique art driven neighborhood and a great inspiration destination.  Formerly an industrial district, the area is now known for its ever changing murals.  It is literally an outside gallery.

You will find every kind...

February 2, 2020

With the amount of waste we produce every year, I try to make any prototype or making as eco-friendly as possible.  I save and store cardboard boxes from Amazon.  I hold onto paper rolls.  I even save used wrapping paper when I can.  So making with plastic straw...

January 28, 2020

Since their invention in the 70's for shoemakers, the glue gun has been a main tool for any maker.  Today it is center stage as one of the go-to tools in any makerspace across communities and schools.  It's popularity is no surprise given its versatility.  After...

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