Category: Education Technology

March 16, 2016

Student Perspectives on 3D Printing in the Classroom

This week I am preparing to speak at the CUE (Computer Using Educators) conference in Palm Springs. I’m getting excited about the opportunity, and I decided I wanted to know what my 4th graders thought about having a 3D printer in the classroom. I had them write a response to a writing prompt today, and what […]

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June 18, 2015

Projects, Resources, and More | 3D Printing in the Classroom

As summer kicks off I find myself getting ready for a couple of conferences where I will have the privilege to share what my students and I have been doing in the classroom. The first conference is the Arcadia Innovation Summit on June 24th. The other is the Model Schools Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from June […]

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May 22, 2015

Circuits and Movement | 3D Printing in the Classroom

The motion circuit group had a challenging time getting their project to work. That happens sometimes. A combination between group dynamics and Murphy’s Law seem to be major road blocks to some projects. The first challenge this group faced was selecting the materials and making a plan. They quickly chose to take apart an old VCR […]

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May 9, 2015

Sound Circuit | 3D Printing in the Classroom

One of the circuit groups in my class was given the task of making a circuit that produced sound. They came up with a really fantastic project. I like this group’s project for so many reasons. When I was thinking through this group’s project I thought they would use this sound maker that came with our […]

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April 30, 2015

Making Circuits and Programming | 3D Printing in the Classroom

I selected the group that I wanted for the programming circuit carefully. The two girls showed some interest in learning how to program earlier in the year, so I had given them a project to work on at home. I don’t think they got very far in that project, but they did enough to know […]

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April 6, 2015

Making Circuits | 3D Printing in the Classroom

The week leading up to spring break was a fun week. This was one of those rare times when we have finished a unit in reading, wrapped up the math unit that we were on, and had time to focus on other projects. That is just what we did. We were able to finish our robot […]

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March 22, 2015

3D Doodler in the Classroom

My students have had a good time learning about 3D printing this year. In fact, many of them want to get a printer for their home. One of my students got a 3D Doodler for Christmas (the world’s first 3D pen). He brought it into class shortly after the break, but we were focused on […]

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February 12, 2015

It’s All About the Process | Arduino in the Classroom

Last week my class completed it’s first successful Arduino projects. I have another project that is brewing. It is still a few weeks away though, in the meantime I have asked my student to capture her process. The Educreation video below is what she came up with. I think it is fantastic. Unfortunately, this student is […]

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February 5, 2015

First Arduino Project

Before school started this year I got my hands on a few Arduino kits. I have been eager to introduce them to my students but really haven’t had the time. This last week I was finally able to get it into the hands of one of my students. I picked up a copy of Sylvia’s […]

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January 28, 2015

Digital Fluency in the Classroom

I hear the term digital fluency tossed around in education technology on a regular basis. Many people think it means kids know a lot of different programs on the computer. As I watched my students work today I was reminded about how it is much more than just knowing how different programs work. When a […]

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