Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
Resources: Creative Materials Old and New
Squishy Circuits, cardboard, creativity software, filmmaking, and photography
Squishy Circuits – The home of all things related to Squishy Circuits, homemade conductive and insulating dough for playing and learning about electronics. Recipes, kits, and videos showing how to use Squishy Circuit dough to teach electronics.
The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book – By Todd Burleson. The projects in this book teach beginning to advanced greenscreen video techniques. A variety of software and hardware options make it a practical approach for all ages and budgets. There are many opportunities to combine making with video by making props, sets, and other necessities for video production.
Edgerton Digital Collections – This collection showcases the pioneering photography of Harold Edgerton. There are galleries and resources for doing your own time lapse, stroboscopic, and other photography techniques.
Go Pro Cameras – Go Pro has a line of small, sturdy cameras built to strap onto helmets of extreme sports enthusiasts. This also makes them perfect for school projects where you want to put a camera on a robot or a weather balloon. The HERO3 is the latest and most affordable option – accessories are available separately or in more expensive bundles.
Casey Neistat – Filmmaker Casey Neistat creates incredibly creative short videos using everyday cameras and simple, easy to reproduce production effects.