PD: Make Your LED ISTE Badge
Post in News by Marketing Team on 11th June 2018
Here’s everything you need to know about the LED ISTE badge activity at our ISTE booth!
Do you consider yourself a maker, or a groundbreaker? An educator? Or maybe a thought-leader?
It’s all about professional development at Teq ISTE booth #2652! In addition to our interactive lecture Creating Your Own STEAM Makerspace and booth sessions that show you ways to bring maker education to your classroom, when you visit our booth you’ll actually become a maker, too! We’ll give you a kit to make your very own LED ISTE badge. Whether you make it at our booth, or take it home for later – here’s how you do it!
We designed this little activity to show just how simple it is to teach basic circuitry as a fun project in the classroom… and to show how empowering it is to be a maker!
You’ll find the instructions printed on the back of the LED Badge, but here’s the blow-by-blow:
1. Place the copper tape (given in kit) on the solid gray lines.
2. Push the LED (given in the kit) through the holes with the legs touching the corresponding copper tape (positive and negative).
3. Fold the entire name badge along the dotted line.
4. Place the battery (given in the kit) in the designated location.
5. Tape around the edges of the flap to secure the battery in place.
Done! You LED should have lit up… and it probably brought a smile to your face.
You can now proudly display the “I am a…maker/groundbreaker/educator/thought-leader” message when your wear your LED badge around at the conference.
Hungry for more ISTE?
- Schedule a time to meet with Teq at our ISTE booth (2652)
- Need some basic info? For general information about ISTE, the epicenter of edtech, visit the ISTE Conference 2018 website.
- Looking for Teq at ISTE? Here’s a helpful floorplan of the Expo space – we’re at Booth #2652 (just search “teq” and it will highlight on the map)!
- What’s happening at our booth? It’s all about maker education! Stop Teq booth for #2652 for amazing STEM sessions on 3D printing, how to hack your DDR, “be internet awesome” with Google for Education, and to learn the basics of circuitry with a giant 50-pound breadboard.
- Attend our interactive lecture! Our very own Curriculum Specialist, Jessica Wenke, will be presenting Creating a STEAM Makerspace Program: Ideas and Considerations on Sunday, June 24 from 10-11AM.
- Join us at the SMART booth! Our Director of eLearning, Joseph Sanfilippo, will be at the SMART booth (#1203) running a lesson with some lucky volunteer students. Learn how technology is changing the face of lesson delivery and classroom interaction.