Archive for November, 2016

3D Printer on Wheels

November 30, 2016

We are still busy learning about our 3D printer and because so many want to use it, we purchased a cart that will allow us to move the printer from class to class.  The small cart has a footprint (24″D x 26 1/2″ W) but it contains 5 tubs for storage, an adjustable 4 spool holder, and a 6 outlet power bar.  You can see the printer stand and watch a movie about it on our website at goo.gl/bd6xeN

 

For more information about 3D Printer carts, please contact us at info@advanced-education.com

 

Happy Learning!

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A New Technology Arrives

November 23, 2016

We are so excited to learn about our new printer.  It prints 3D objects!  This is perfect when we cannot allow students to handle precious artifacts or perhaps we have only one unique object but we really need four.   It also allows students to learn some programming.  Software such as Sketchup, Tinkercad, Autocad etc. are used to design the object and then the printer builds up layers to create the item.  You can download thousands of completed projects from Thingiverse.com as well. Check out their featured collections!  Learning to use this printer will provide students with skills that can be used in the future!

I am getting trained next week so I will be getting back to this topic in the near future that details my experiences.  Also watch for my blog about the special Copernicus cart that holds the printer.

For more information about 3D printers, please contact us at info@advanced-education.com

 

Happy Learning!

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More Student Involvement in Notebook 16.1

November 9, 2016

We are so happy with the changes that SMART has made to Notebook.  It is far more interactive and so much less teacher centred than it used to be.  At first we didn’t notice that there was something new in the SMART Lab activities.  However, finally we saw that we were able to share these activities with students via their internet enabled devices.  The teacher makes the activities and then starts them the same way that they do with Shout it Out.  The students can then work on the activities as individuals or with a partner.

For more information about this, see pages 130 and 131 in the SMART Notebook 16.1 user’s guide.  Find it at http://tinyurl.com/mynb16-1.

 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me at pd@advanced-education.com

Happy Learning!

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