Over the month of June, iMake iLearn will be publishing a series of blog posts about 3D printing. Some of the posts are older posts that continue to be relevant to anyone new to 3D printing.
Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson On Saturday, May 16, educators from Wisconsin and Illinois spent a fun and energetic day at DENapalooza in Milwuakee, WI learning about a variety of technology related topics. The day started with an inspirational presentation by Emily Murn from Discovery Education. Emily shared many innovative SOS (Spotlight on Strategies)
This year we were given the opportunity to rethink the Science Fair at our school. In the past our Science Fair has been presentations of trifold cardboard experiments. The value of students pursuing an area of interest and documenting their learning has never been a question in my mind but unfortunately science and discovery need
Okay so let me start by admitting that every year about this time when the Science Fair rolls around, I would inwardly cringe. As a former bilingual teacher, it wasn’t because I didn’t think that students should pursue different learning experiences but the reality was that for my families the resources were
Two Wisconsin DEN Stars, Cathy Houchin and Rita Mortenson recently attended FETC 2015 in Orlando, Florida. It was a great week of learning and sharing. We were able to learn many things from A to Z. One of the highlights was the meet up with all our DEN peeps for a couple hours. These family
Submitted by Rita A. Mortenson In addition to having Discovery Streaming in our school districts, we also have a variety of mobile devices that allow for easy access to this great service, and an opportunity to personalize instruction for our learners. With all the devices and operating systems available, we thought it would be a
How can Discovery Education resources and Minecraft be used to build deeper understandings of curricular concepts? Here is just one way to use both of these powerful resources to engage students actively in learning and creation. To build background knowledge about different types of communities, I started by using Board Builder from Discovery Education. Board
Join us at the Apple Store in the West Towne Mall, Madison, WI on Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 a.m. for an incredible FREE event. Do you wonder what the new iOS 8.0 features are? Would you like to use iTunes U in the classroom, or are you wanting to know about the mobility of
Imagine 3D printing is a new technology that can really transform the learning environment in a school. With all new technology it is sometimes very difficult to imagine if you don’t understand what the technology can do. In our journey of creation with 3D Printing, we started with printing designs that had already been created
Sometimes there are lessons that you learn in your journey to try new technology that you wish you would have known sooner. Here are just a few that I have learned in the last 6 months in regards to 3D printing. Lesson 1 – Consume to Create You need to consume in order to create.