This morning I just wanted to share a quick 3D printing idea. This is something can can be used without much prep and in a number of different variations. Here it is... Have students design and print a 3D nameplate. It's a quick activity to design and can be completed in 40 minutes using TinkerCad. … Continue reading 3D Print Project: Nameplate
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
As an educator, what's your mission statement? Do you have one? This is mine. It's the result of a project with a few fantastic teachers at my school, who were willing to take a risk and try something new. Here's the project: Brainstorm what's important to you. What you value. What you like and dislike. People … Continue reading What’s Your Mission Statement?
Did you know that you can 3d print your own custom cookie cutter? It's outrageously easy, and a fun activity for students of all ages. Cookie Caster is a FREE website that allows anyone to design and download a file for 3d printing. You can choose to start with your own image and trace over … Continue reading 3D Print a Custom Cutter!
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!
I've always wondered why this wasn't a feature many iOS versions ago... This is something that I've been waiting for for a long time. You can now scan QR (Quick Response) codes with the native Camera app in iOS 11! I tested this out with the developer beta this afternoon and it works well. … Continue reading QR Code Reader in iOS 11 Camera App!
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?