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3D Printing in the classroom

July 3, 2014

3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success

A short time ago I ┬áreceived 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 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

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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April 24, 2014

Small Victories

My students are making great progress with Interactive Whiteboard Markers. They have successfully overcome two obstacles that were slowing down progress. The first one may have been the most satisfying for them to accomplish. The original file that we downloaded from Thingiverse does not have a cap on the end. Therefore, we needed to fabricate […]

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April 17, 2014

CUE 2014

It has been a couple of weeks since I have attended the Annual CUE conference, and I’m finally having the time to process all of the learning that occurred. This was my first experience with the CUE conference, and my overall opinion of it is positive. There were plenty of options so I felt like […]

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April 10, 2014

Board Games

I have no data on this, but I would guess that the number of teachers who have their students create board games is pretty high. Why not? It’s a fantastic, multi-layer project that can demonstrate a great deal of student learning. I have done board games for literature topics, social studies, and a number of […]

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