KidsLab – a podcast for parents and educators passionate about STEAM education
by Sven Haiges
October 13, 2020 3:00 am
KidsLab is a podcast for parents, educators and everybody interested in STEAM education. STEAM – that’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics – all the good stuff! In each episode, your host Sven Haiges introduces an educational project, service or even a toy and speaks to a key person such as one of the creators or founders. From time to time, we also chat with experienced STEAM educators and book authors who share their lessons learnt with us. https://kidslab.dev
I am talking to Debra Ansell – she’s the creator of the blog Geek Mom Projects and the founder of Bright Wearables – they sell hackable and customizable accessories for kids.
Debra is a technophile mom of three boys and always looking for new projects to tackle. I love what she wrote in the about me section of her blog: “I decided to start blogging because, as Adam Savage of Mythbusters says: “…the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.” “
So her blog, geekmomprojects.com, is filled with creative projects ideas for those who want to make stuff together with their kids. Most projects include some kind of LED lighting, laser-cutting or the popular BBC micro:bit.
The projects Debra shows you to make also look really terrific, check the shownotes at kidslab.dev for the links to the Teeny Tiny Edge-Lit Trophy or the Edge-Lit Pendant for example. Some of the projects will require you to get access to a laser cutter, so now you have finally a really good reason to sign up for the makerspace close to you!
Bright Wearables with Debra Ansell6 days ago
The SpinWheel with Bridget Hegarty2 weeks ago
CodeGrades, PyperCard and Mu Editor with Nicholas Tollervey3 weeks ago
Bloxels with Rob Bennet4 weeks ago
The Raspberry Pi with James Robinson1 month ago
NewTechKids with Deborah Carter1 month ago
Scoutlab with Johannes Engelke2 months ago
Foldio with Amir Baradaran2 months ago
Momentix Toys with Anna Gilbertson and Alana Aamodt2 months ago
Blockly with Neil Fraser2 months ago