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​Teachers! Let's Connect! Answered

Hi, everyone! I'm Jess.

Before joining the team here at Instructables, I was an Elementary STEM and ESE Teacher, and I have loved art and maker/DIY projects pretty much my entire life.

Recently, I’ve seen some really awesome and inspiring projects and noticed that the authors were teachers, so I thought it would be cool to connect here and share what we're working on with other teachers who also love to tinker and make. I'm so excited to learn about what you all are up to and celebrate your crafty, techie, maker awesomeness! :D

Feel free to say hi and share about the things you love to create or link to your most recent project in the comments below.

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TeacherMike

1 day ago

Hi Jess,

I'm a high school Engineering/Robotics/Manufacturing teacher, I try to teach my classes with as much hands on work/projects (think modern day shop class) as I can. I have my kids work a lot of 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, with other hands on/trades skills( woodworking, manual machining, and fabrication) mixed in. I'm a huge fan of the site and I use it quite a lot to find projects I can use with my entire class. Just recently started writing and posting my own Instructables and plan to keep adding to the community when I can. There are so many Instructables that provide great entire classroom projects with just a little bit of editing and prep work from me. An awesome place to find inspiration.

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Hey TeacherMike!!!
Thanks for jumping in on our teacher thread! I'm glad you decided to start posting Instructables because I really love your marker holder and business sign projects! :) As soon as I saw the business sign project my teacher brain kicked in and started thinking about all the cool lessons/ways to use that in the classroom. Do you have any particular Instructables that you favor for using in the classroom with your students?

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TeacherMikeWeTeachThemSTEM

Reply 22 hours ago

I designed a 9 week electric ukulele build project in one of my manufacturing classes that was inspired by this Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Electric-Ukulele/) by OutdoorGirl16196. We do a lot of that project with CNC routers and laser cutters before we get into shaping using hand and power tools.

Next year in that class I'm going to use seamsters bar stool tutorial (https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Welded-Bar-Stool/) and have my students weld a stool together that they can sit on to play their finished electric ukuleles.

And then in one of my engineering classes this year I did a 3D printed bobble head project inspired by Paige Russell's Instructable (https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bobblehead/). The students had to design a bobble head that would make people want to come to a sporting event/concert at an imaginary arena. Then we printed them off and they had to market their bobble head and event to the rest of the class.

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rickharris

1 day ago

Hi,
As a, now retired, Design teacher a number of my school projects, The electric racing car, the geodetic greenhouse The microprocessor starter and how to do you technology course work are all written up here.

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Kiteman

3 days ago

Hey, Jess,

I'm a teacher. I've been here a while, but I'm now in a position to deliberately push students to the site as part of their homework, and I will soon be getting them to sign up and create teir own instructables of projects we do in class.

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WeTeachThemSTEMKiteman

Reply 2 days ago

Hi, Kiteman! I would love to learn more about the types of projects you and your students are doing in class. I think writing instructables is such a cool classroom experience for students!

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KitemanWeTeachThemSTEM

Reply 1 day ago

At the museum moment, ibles are only source material, but I hope to start the kids publishing this coming term.

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WeTeachThemSTEMKiteman

Reply 1 day ago

Fun! Are there certain projects that seem to be your "Go To's" to support what you're doing at the museum?

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liquidhandwash

3 days ago

Hi, Im A high school tech teacher and I put most of my class projects on instructabes, The kids like to be able to work at there own pace, so it works well for me.

Thanks for stopping by to say hi! I really love your class projects, especially the Go Kart! So awesome!!!

Thanks Jess, I find that where instructables really shines is with CAD based projects instructions. I can put a screen shot of every mouse click, with notes which means that every student can have success designing with a computer, something that was very difficult to teach before I used instructables.

Love it! It's really amazing how Instructables can be utilized in so many different ways in the classroom and across subjects... and as teachers, there's so much we can learn from one another through sharing these resources and how we use them. :)