Author : patricia

Our First ISTE Appearance

In late June, we attended our first ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado! We had applied for and had gotten into the startup expo, a pavilion with 32 start-up companies in ed-tech.  We had a little booth, which we lit up and met with lots of great educators. It was nice to see old friends.  Thanks […]

Chibitronics at ASTRA

This June, we went to our first toy show at ASTRA.  ASTRA is the American Specialty Toy Retailer Association, and they hold an annual Marketplace and Academy show every year.  This year, it was in early June at the Denver Convention Center.  We had heard from others that it was a fun, intimate show where […]

Meet the Maker: Tracie Hightower

We were lucky enough to catch up with Tracie Hightower from Cranbook Schools at ISTE. Tracie is the Upper School Librarian/Education Technologist at Cranbook, and has converted part of the library into a MakerSpace. Tracie’s goal is to expose her students to different materials in order to inspire curiosity, learning and creativity. 1. What is […]

Chibitronics Lesson Plan Contest

Lesson Plan Contest Submit a lesson plan featuring Chibitronics circuit stickers for your chance to win Chibitronics gift certificates! First Prize: $500 Second Price: $250 Third Prize: $100 Lessons will be judged on creativity, classroom usefulness, and use of primary source materials. Instructions Write a lesson plan featuring Chibitronics circuit stickers. Your lesson plan needs […]

Graduation with Chibitronics

Charlotte Brayton-Dungan and Laura Peters both just graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with Master’s of Education degrees. Charlotte was in the Learning and Teaching program, and Laura was in the Arts in Education program. Both discovered Chibitronics through Karen Brennan’s course, T-550: Designing for Learning by Creating when Jie Qi came to […]

Maker Faire

We had a great time this year at our third Maker Faire! We met old and new fans, and had fun creating light-up cards. This year, we were in the Expo Hall and wanted our booth to stand out. We got a banner made and light up the banner with 100 circuit stickers. We powered […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

To show our gratitude and thanks to the teachers that make a difference, Chibitronics is celebrating with giveaways, discounts, and more! 100 Starter Kits Giveaway The first 100 teachers to enter discount code “FREESTARTER” at checkout on May 3rd will receive a free starter kit (shipping charges apply).  One kit per educator, please. Must have […]

Meet the Maker: Josh Burker

1. What is your story? I am a constructionist educator, author, digital artist, amateur programmer, husband and father, and curmudgeon. I enjoy exploring the spaces where crafting and technology intersect. I worked in schools as a Technology Specialist, Technology Club founder and advisor, an “Academic Technology Coordinator,” teacher, and systems engineer for seventeen years working […]

NSTA Conference

We just got back from a fun week at NSTA in Tennessee. We met so many great educators and learned so much! Thanks to Robin Glugatch, Randy Rogers, and Liz Bassey for helping with decorations in our booth. Everyone loved seeing the classroom examples and were inspired by the STEAM possibilities. Thanks to all the […]

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