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  1. Marlene Barron says:

    This is for Lella.
    I’ve lost your email address…
    Want to invite you to speak at a Montessori conference in Beijing in August 2011.
    Please email me.

  2. Subject: Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012
    To: “Brian C. Smith”

    Hello Gary and Brian,

    Gary, This year my school has agreed to pick up the tab for the registration! I hope that the P.O. for the CMK 2012 has reached you so that I can plan ahead for the session. I don’t know how to check on this!

    Brian, I hope that you were able to teach overseas. That is what you were in the process of pursuing as the Constructivist Seminar ended July of last year. Will you be helping at the seminar this year?

    For both of you, perhaps you can share with me your thoughts about this major project I took on and haven’t yet finished:
    Last year I’d just finished building a Makerbot 3d printer but hadn’t got it working yet. I was a little reluctant to bring it to the seminar because I wanted to be open to whatever the workshops would bring. I still haven’t had time to get it working well enough to print out decent prints and I have bought some alternative parts to switch out over the past winter. Do you think that it would be a good thing to bring to work on this year or do you feel it would be a distraction? I have many student files that can be printed. These were done in Google (now Trimble’s) Sketchup and were designs for Mini-skateboards, USB stick enclosures, brick/blocks and doorknobs and were created as part of a 7th grade invention and innovation curriculum: http://www.danbury.k12.ct.us/midweb/rpms/teched.html

    I would love to share the Makerbot with all participants who want to see how this could work for our students and for our own joy in learning. There are many 3d printers out there now and I’m sure that Mark Fraunfelder will be mentioning several. You may be planning on having a few of them available. I have some coils of plastic for printing but not enough to print for everyone at this time. Please let me know if you would mind me bringing this one that I desperately need to finish making!

    Thanks for your thoughts!
    Susan Margolis, IDSA
    Technology Education & Art
    Danbury Public High School
    Danbury, CT 06810
    Home: 203-438-7346

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