Teaching as a Craft

Occasionally I browse the books available on audio from the library through my app and listen to an almost random pick. This is how I […]

Making Is a Stance Toward Learning: Combining Learner Agency with Tinkering, Debugging and Project-based Learning

The tyranny of correct answers masks a vital and essential element of learning — the practice of debugging. When you make something, however, especially something […]

Combining Art and Technology Engages Students

To maker-educators Fabrice Florin and Edward Janne, maker ed is not just about the technology: “the real power comes from enabling students to build their […]


Yesterday we visited the Langa township and took a walking tour. One of the things that struck me as we walked around was the ingenuity of […]

#DearID Episode 46: Simon Date on Open Source

If you are a ID newbie, or someone who wants to learn a new skill, your number one question is, how can I get experience? […]

Making Science: When Does Spaghetti Become a Light Ray?

For the past few years, we have been fortunate to work together in a scientific inquiry class. Bringing together science faculty and composition faculty makes […]

Mid-Lab Review: Creating an eBook with the Small Product Lab

As I mentioned last post, I decided to participate in Gumroad’s Small Product Lab by creating an eBook: Go Design Something: 5 Steps to a […]

Weeknotes 10/9

Here’s an idea I stole from Doug Belshaw: end of the week notes. Especially as I value making stuff, so highly, it seems sensible to […]

Seriously Though, The Answer is “Make Stuff”

I lurk pretty often on the Instructional Design subreddit, which if you haven’t checked it out, I would highly recommend. I love that it’s a […]

Why I don’t need a Conference to Learn (Though I’d Still Like to Go)

It’s official. I just got my third conference speaker proposal rejection this year. I’m not disheartened. All conferences are selective and, though I looked through […]

5 Reasons Why Instructional Designers Should Make Stuff

As you may have noticed, here on the blog I like to really break down my motivations for doing things. It’s certainly been a helpful […]

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