It’s been pretty busy here in Tech For Teachers Land.  The STEM Lab is getting into full swing, and work is keeping me busy, but there have also been a lot of other events and activities happening during my so-called downtime.

On Monday, I was honored to present my first keynote speech at the Ocean County Tech Institute.  I had a wonderful audience, and got a lot of great feedback afterwards.  I’m ready to do it again!

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Tuesday was a busy day at work, followed by final prep and packing for three days at Camp Mason.  Every year we take our 5th graders on a three day camping trip in the Delaware Water Gap.  This year, in addition to my usual cooking and packing, I also 3D printed whistles for the staff.  They were a big hit.

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Camp went very well, and the kids had a blast.  I spent the nights in my camping hammock, and my days taking pictures of the kids at their activities.  We had perfect weather!

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We came home early Friday evening, and I managed to catch up on a little sleep before heading to Drew University for the NJTEEA iSTEM conference.  I had a wonderful time sitting in on sessions and catching up with my friend and minion, @danborghoff.  We made some contacts with the lovely folks from PicoTurbine, and they even volunteered to print our 3D scan from Maker Faire on one of their giant Wasp printers!

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After the conference, we met up with @pottsedtech for dinner and a showing of The Martian.  That movie is an ode to geeks and Makers!  Today, I am attempting to rest up and prepare for tomorrow’s conference, Lib 2.0, where I am presenting 4 sessions, yikes!  Another busy week ahead!

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