Author Archives: Josh Burker

About Josh Burker

I work in k-5 education at an independent school. I help students make cool expressions of their creativity using technology. I'm a Mac user with an appreciation for vintage hardware and software. I am interested in the mobile Internet.

Towards 3D Printed Tools: Crayon Rubbing Toy

Lately, spurred by Dr. Gary Stager’s prompt “…and then?“, I have been thinking about 3D printing and its role in K-5 education. After the initial novelty of downloading and printing models that others have made wears off, hopefully the teacher leads the class to creating their own models, using something like Tinkercad or Blokify. Students take to this 3D modeling software quite quickly and can turn out name tags, castles, and other objects of their own design. I would argue that this approach to using a Continue reading →