It can seem intimidating. But how can a teacher easily get started teaching 3D design? There are many ways to begin, but I like to stick with something simple. Here's a brief first activity that I used with students in grades 3-7. Design a house using TinkerCad Show students how to log into TinkerCad and … Continue reading Get Started with an Easy 3D Printing/Design Activity
The last two months of the school year I had been experimenting with a new tool, Flipgrid. This post is about that tool, how to use it, and some great ways to leverage it. But first... a disclaimer: The developers were kind enough to offer me a free account so that I could test it … Continue reading FlipGrid is perfect for student & teacher reflection and so much more!
The best way to predict your future is to create it. -Abraham Lincoln. Now I know that Abraham Lincoln probably wasn't thinking about 3D printing when he said this, but I believe it still applies today. With 3D printing as accessible as it is right now, creating should be built into everything that we do, and into … Continue reading 4 Quick Math/Science Projects to Get You Started with 3D printing!
Collage apps are a great tool for student creation on iPad. They're quick, easy, and very intuitive because the features are usually fairly limited. I like to use collage apps for a variety of purposes with students and teachers. This post isn't in relation to a specific app, because there are MANY great collage apps, but instead how you can use with your students.
If you haven't seen this yet, take a moment right now and check this out. National Geographic has created a series of 360° videos and shared them on YouTube.
Its easy to admire the folks who are able to take what they are doing in the classroom and share it with others. Its not easy, and can be very frightening. But once you embrace the process, the mindset that it's all about growing as an educator and a person, and that sharing becomes very powerful. … Continue reading Sharing: An Educator’s Responsibility?
Augmented reality is a bit of a "buzz" word right now in education. It's actually all over, but not always identified as AR. However, this is a technology that has the potential to alter how students learn and teachers teach. Before going any further, lets make sure that we all know what AR is. According to Google's … Continue reading 4 Apps to Introduce Augmented Reality
Every morning I have a 35 minute drive to work. I use that commute to listen to the news, and catch up on my podcasts. This has recently become more and more of a habit of time, and I'm grown to look forward to being in the car so that I can hear the next … Continue reading 3 Education Podcasts to Subscribe to Today!
Adobe Spark is a fantastic tool that I use on a regular basis both personally and professionally. This quick list is going to focus just on reasons for using Adobe Spark Post, but in the future I will expand on the other Adobe Spark tools. 1-The design is already done. And the designs are fantastic! … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use Adobe Spark Post
This summer, Apple released their Apple Teacher program. It's a great little program that exists to provide Apple Resources to teachers, help them discover new things they can do with Apple Tools, and provided Recognition to those who complete the program. Teachers can complete a series of 5 question quizzes on a variety of topics (Mac … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Become an Apple Teacher