Category: Education Technology

3D Printing in the classroom

July 3, 2014

3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success

A short time ago I ¬†received my copy of The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success. I’m very excited for a number of reasons to have this on my summer reading list. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Thornburg and his lovely wife when I was at […]

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June 26, 2014

Lessons for 3D Printing in the Classroom

This last year was such a fantastic experience for me. I really enjoyed having 3D printing in my classroom. I’ve decided to start writing up some of my projects into lesson plans in hopes that other educators will find them useful. Most of the projects have been documented here in my blog, but this format […]

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3d Printing in the Classroom

June 19, 2014

Tinkering with the Past

I really enjoy professional collaboration. I recognize that I have only one perspective which can be greatly enhanced by another person’s ideas. My adventures in 3d printing in the classroom this year have provided me the opportunity to work with other teachers. One teacher is a colleague with whom I ¬†taught 4th grade for many […]

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3d printing in the classroom

June 12, 2014

A Year with 3D Printing in the Classroom

I have a couple of more 3D printing projects that I haven’t written about this year, but by the time this posts it will be the last day of school, and I feel like this would be the right time to reflect on what a year of 3D printing in the classroom was like. I […]

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3d printing in the classroom

June 5, 2014

3D Printing the Moon

A few years ago I had the opportunity to teach 3rd grade. One of my favorite units to teach was all about the Moon with an emphasis on understanding the phases of the Moon. Teaching the phases of the Moon is a perfect example of when a good model is necessary. My students and I […]

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3d printing in the classroom.

May 23, 2014

Mission Circuits

I usually have my blog posts roll out Thursday morning, but am running late today. There are a couple of reasons for that. One is that tonight was my Open House and I have been busy getting that ready. The bigger reason, was that this project wasn’t complete until right before Open House started. It […]

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3d printing in the classroom

May 22, 2014

The Word is Getting Out

After having the 3D printer for almost a year, word has gotten out that there’s a 3D printer in Mr. Barnett’s room. I recently had two fifth grade students approach me and ask if I could print something for them. At this time of year, 5th grade begins working on one of their final projects […]

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3d printing in the classroom

May 15, 2014

Manufacturing

If it takes 4 hours to print one marker and we are in school for 6 hours a day, how many hours will it take us to print 30 markers? How many days will it take us to print 30 markers? After some discussion the class decided that we could print 2 a day if […]

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May 8, 2014

Working Prototypes

At last we have a working prototype. It may not look like we intended, but it works. After all this research and design I thought it would be a good idea to make sure the LEDs work. So, I used an Altoid tin, some wires, an LED, and a battery to rig something up. We […]

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May 1, 2014

A Treasure Trove and a Redesign

The last couple of weeks have dragged on with our interactive whiteboard marker. We have had a week off of school and have been stuck getting our design to print 100% the way we want it to. We’ve tried a few different software programs, had a Google Hangout with an expert, and tried several versions. […]

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