Digital Theatre Plus Things I Know to Be True Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest, it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But the changing seasons bring home some shattering truths. Things I Know To Be True tells the story of a family and marriage through the eyes of four grown siblings, struggling to define themselves beyond their parents' love and expectations. Related materials Iphigenia in Splott 3D Printers Add a New Dimension to Classrooms When Ron Smith first saw a 3D printer in action, he knew the device belonged in his Engineering and Metal Fabrication program at Nestucca Junior/Senior High School in Cloverdale, Ore. The technology could guide students all the way through the manufacturing process — from concept to completion — and reward them with an object they could hold in their hands. But it wasn’t until Smith had an Afinia 3D printer in his classroom that he realized its value as an educational tool. Computer-assisted design (CAD) software by itself is great, he says. But being able to bring those designs to life with a 3D printer adds a whole new dimension to the student experience. “Motivating students is one of the biggest jobs in teaching,” Smith says.
Teach 4 the Heart Teaching Resources I am the founder of Teach 4 the Heart (www.teach4theheart.com) I've also taught middle school math for four years, including Math 6, pre algebra, and Algebra 1. I've also taught English and accounting. I lean towards a more traditional teaching style, but I am always looking for new ideas. I believe technology should aid in genuine learning, not just be used for its own sake. Teaching Assistant of the Year - Pensacola Christian College - 2008
12 Interesting Ways Playing Video Games Can Boost Your Health Playing video games has long been associated with poor health due to its sedentary nature and long exposure to digital screens. But Karen Reed suggests that there are many benefits to video games we may not have considered. She addresses all of them in detail in the article 12 Surprising Health Benefits of Playing Video Games, featured on Positive Health Wellness. Even though Reed has some great information to consider, she cautions wisely that these 12 points should be accompanied by a common-sense approach.
How to Use Recycled Tech Devices as Learning Tools The idea of dissection in the classroom is nothing new. Science teachers have been delighting (and occasionally sickening) students for decades by giving them hands-on experience with organisms and tools. What is new, however, is the movement to create un-making spaces in the classroom. Giving kids access to old, broken-down electronics and a safe place to take them apart as they seek to answer why and how things work is an effective and environmentally-friendly teaching technique. Makerspaces and Un-Makerspaces
About AT23 Gallery - AT23 Gallery The AT23 Gallery is a collaborative effort between parent and child. Its roots lie in the interest that Aiden Brueck, age 5 years 8 months, displays in arts and crafts. On a daily basis, Aiden asks his father, Jeremy Brueck, to "do a little craft" with him. These activities range from drawing and coloring to more sophisticated projects, like painting, writing comics and creating a keytar for a stuffed monkey.
Create a Badge with Google Drawing If you have thought of creating your own badges here are the steps I use in Google Draw to create them. From Google Drive create a Google Drawing. Use the File menu to choose “Page setup…” Choose “Custom” for the drawing size and choose 300 by 300 pixels. Hold down shift to draw a perfect circle. 3 Ways to Use Game-Based Learning What exactly is game-based learning, anyway? Is it a roomful of children playing video games? Is it students designing games? Or is it both of these? Useful Tools Students Can Use to Create 3D Models (Work on Chromebooks too) January 21, 2015 Below are two useful tools you can use with your students to create 3D models on the cloud. You do not need to download any software, the tools are web-based and, best of all, work on Chromebooks so those of you teaching with Chromebooks will find them handy. 1- Design Something This is an application for 3D modeling which works on both Chrome and Firefox.
Where History Comes Alive: Augmented Reality in Museums — The Synapse “Museums will need to do everything they can to engage with their public, through their displays, education and outreach programs, and by being as open as possible to what their audience wants. Museums are much more than repositories of objects; they are meeting places for people and ideas. Their future depends on remaining a dynamic part of the public realm.”