Thursday, October 25, 2012

Using Blogs...

I have used individual Blogs with my students this year for more transparency.   It does work but there is a bunch of setup stuff you have to make sure you do.

  1. Make sure comment moderation is on
  2. Make sure you get rid of Tool bar across their blogs
  3. Make sure kids know how to post pics, vids, and content (so not boring)
  4. Make them actually tell WHAT they did... not "WE Blogged" or "Mr. Kelley talked" 
Check out the blog... I have the students listed on the side.

* As year goes by I am going to have their Parents comment and get more interaction with the kids blogs.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Just got a new 3d printer for my program

Eight graders will print their Sketchup Prototype Models using a 2bot 3d Printer.

It uses Software to take model and...
It uses simple foam material to carve 3d object