The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms

New Jersey Education Association

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About Our Guest

Marcos Navas is a Technology Facilitator for the Union City Board of Education and is a proud advocate of students in his school district and the Union City Summer STEM Camps. Born and raised in Hudson County, you can find him posting tweets on all types of #teched, #3Dprinting, #makered, #designthinking ideas and innovations. Follow Marcos @mrnavas on Twitter.

Marcos was most recently named a NJ PBS Innovator and was part of the first U.S Raspberry Pi Certified Educators cohort. Marcos is a huge fan of the Apple platform and is an Apple Education Trainer. Being an active member in the Maker community, Marcos is passionate about 3D Printing and is an Educational Leader at the Maker Depot Academy in Totowa, New Jersey. He is an ambassador with Polar3D, an ambassador with Morphi App, and founder of Hands on Coding, a set of 3D printed coding blocks set for a near future release. He has spoken and presented at NJEA conferences and events, ISTE, and is part of the NJEA Makerspace group in NJ. After attending a few Edcamps, the idea of an EdcampUrban as a way to offer urban educators an opportunity to experience this type of PD quickly encouraged him to spread the idea.

During this podcast, Marcos mentioned these great resources:

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Show Hosts

Jeffrey Bradbury, author of Kidblog: An Introduction to Blogging With Your Students, is the creator of TeacherCast.netTeacherCast University, and Educational Podcasting Today, is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. He is currently the Coordinator for Technology Integration for the Westwood Regional School District in New Jersey. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year. Jeff has Keynoted for the Pearson Authentic Learning Conference, EdTechNJ and most recently at Columbia University's Teacher College and Podcast Mid-Atlantic.


Jim Boice is a field representative with the New Jersey Education Association. Prior to joining NJEA is 2012, Jim was a high school English teacher for ten years in the Pennsauken Township School District of Camden County, NJ.

About the author, Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!