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November 2021 - Cranky Contraptions

Nov. 13, 2021

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On Saturday, November 13th, UTeach Maker partnered with ACE Family Maker Space to host the second workshop of the Fall semester. This workshop focused on using still objects to create moving contraptions powered by a crank.

October 2021 - Shadowbox Workshop

Oct. 29, 2021

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On Friday, October 29th, UTeach Maker partnered with The Foundry Maker Space to host its first workshop of the Fall semester. The workshop focused on using 3D printers and Makita Drills to create a shadow box.

September 2021 - Make a Game

Sept. 7, 2021

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Tuesday, September 7th, marked our first fall cohort meeting of 2021. It was the first time we have seen each other in person since the pandemic so what better way to start off than having a team challenge.

August 2020 - Summer Maker Meetup

Aug. 4, 2020

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Tuesday, August 8th was our final remote summer meetup. We talked about maker strategies for starting the school year and participated in a sensory team-building activity to highlight how physical materials can help bring concepts to life. A great August event!

July 2020 - Summer Maker Meetup

July 7, 2020

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Tuesday, July 7th, was a second remote meetup of the summer. At this meeting, one of our graduates led a Joy Scavenger Hunt and one of the master teachers from the UTeach program walked our makers through a tutorial on how to make and create classroom activities with Nearpod.

June 2020 - Summer Maker Meetup

June 2, 2020

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Tuesday, June 2nd, was the first UTeach Maker remote summer meetup. At this meeting, we set a summer agenda, shared resources for teaching with a social justice lens, and engaged in at home origami activities presented by our own Jean Feeser.

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UTeach Maker Featured in the Daily Texan

Oct. 28, 2019

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UTeach Maker students and mentors were recently featured as part of an article in the Daily Texan. Read more in the article UTeach Program Emphasizes Creative Problem Solving in the Classroom.

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UTeach Maker - STEM FOR ALL Video Showcase

May 13, 2019

05-13-2019 Picture 1Making’ brings ideas to life through the acts of designing, inventing, and building something personally meaningful. As an instructional approach, making can harness the processes of fabrication to promote specific learning outcomes. To support this innovative teaching practice, Noyce recipients at the University of Texas UTeach program (Award #1557155) can participate in UTeach Maker, a micro-credentialing program that helps preservice STEM teachers bring maker-centered instruction into learning environments.

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November 2018 - PATCHR.io Workshop - Part 2

Nov. 18, 2018

11-18-2018 Picture 1On Sunday November 18th, Eric Schneider, founder and CEO of PATCHR.io was back for the second part of the create your own printed circuit-board (PCB) workshop. After the first workshop, UTeach Makers uploaded their PCB designs that were created in PATCHR.io. Over the past month Eric and his crew reviewed the designs for errors and milled them on their Bantam Tools desktop PCB milling machine.

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October 2018 - PATCHR.io Workshop - Part 1

Oct. 21, 2018

10-21-2018 Picture 1On Sunday October 21st, Eric Schneider, founder and CEO of PATCHR.io was in-house to teach how to create printed circuitboards (PCBs). This workshop took making with electronics to the next level by introducing the software and skills needed to make a custom circuitboard with LEDs that blink and fade. Eric provided numerous examples of circuitboard that could be worn as badges or pins, such as french fries with yellow LEDs or a light-up Christmas tree.