The Discovery Educator Network is composed of innovative and dedicated educators who are using technology in transformational ways. Dr. Chris Craft of CrossRoads Intermediate School in Columbia, South Carolina is a member of the DEN. His project Prosthetic Kids Hand Challenge is a shining example of how children can change the world using technology. What inspired
This is the last addition to the series of 3D printing and documenting student learning. These original posts document a project from beginning to completion as well as includes student examples of how DE Board Builder can be a transformative tool for documenting student learning. Enjoy! Original blog post in May 2015 on iCreate iLearn
So you and your students have a 3D printer…. now what? The following two posts were originally posted on the iCreate iLearn blog as well as shared in the monthly webinar 5 Ways to Use Discovery Education. Each post explores several different web based tools for having students create with 3D printing as well as ways
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.
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.
Sometimes you start an adventure only to realize that every time you talk about your learning, you are inspired by those around you. Our school has been extremely fortunate to have acquired a 3D printer for $100 as well as to have created a community partnership with Radiant Fabrication. Yesterday while presenting at DENapalooza Milwaukee, I
One of the greatest things about our school and state community is the generosity that I have found when I write grants. Our PTO has contributed to so much of the technology that we have at our school and they have been no different in their support of our Design Lab. In addition to the
So today I shared the 3D printer with several of our teachers who were interested. One of the questions that was posed was – Why do we need a 3D printer in the elementary school? At first I didn’t know how to answer this as I am still learning about how to print and consuming
I have always found that for me discovery starts with research and consumption. So the printing bug bit two days ago right before the start of the weekend. So over the weekend I started to research about my new 3D printer. I am a blended learner… I need a book but I