The Future of Educational Technology

By Sallye Coyle, February 9th, 2018

Say “Educational Technology” to a room of teachers, administrators, and vendors, and you will get many different definitions. Having recently attended the Future of Educational Technology Conference (FETC 2018) as a “civilian” rather than an exhibitor, I was able to attend workshops and presentations, visit the entire convention floor of vendors (387), and stop …

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February 9th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

Adventures of a High School CAM Class: Episode 11

By Renaissance Woodworkers, March 5th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We’ve recently been using our ShopBot CNC machine to cut out cutting boards made of Corian. O’Keefe Inc. is a local cabinet shop in River Falls, WI, that makes some …

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March 5th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 10–STENCILS

By Renaissance Woodworkers, February 16th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We have currently come up with a simple method to make any type of font into stencil form on the Aspire program. We had the idea to do this because …

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Adventures of a High School CAM Class: Episode 9

By Renaissance Woodworkers, February 5th, 2015

My name is Lexus Pickett and I am with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. I am currently a senior who is interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We are currently cutting out pieces for our Adirondack chairs on our CNC (ShopBot) machine. Our CNC machine has made manufacturing these chairs much easier. We used to use templates …

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CNC and STEM (STEAM) Education: 1

By Sallye Coyle, January 9th, 2015

In 2003, the director of technical education at the Clark County School System in Las Vegas, NV took a big step: CNC (computer numerically controlled) equipment was introduced into the woodworking programs at most of the middle schools and high schools in the district. It was a bold step, one taken to introduce technology (computers) …

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January 9th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Digital Fabrication, Education, Fab Labs, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM | ( 34 ) | Comments are closed

Adventures Of A Community Education Class CAM Class: Episode 8

By Renaissance Woodworkers, January 6th, 2015

Hi my name is Mary Lacer and I was first introduced to woodturning in the late 70’s while taking a cabinetmaking course and left flatwork behind to pursue turning wood on the lathe. The first item I turned was a lamp. From there I moved on to everything from tops, vases, miniatures, plates, bowls and …

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New FabLab at North Carolina Central University

By Sallye Coyle, November 26th, 2014

North Carolina Central University, a HBCU located in Durham, NC, introduced its new FabLab to the Board of Visitors on Thursday, Nov 20, 2014. A new sign, designed by University Architect Tim McCullen and fabricated by on a ShopBot by Sallye Coyle, greeted the Board as they came down the hall of the Mary M. …

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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 7

By Renaissance Woodworkers, November 13th, 2014

My name is Eva Bondgien and I am from the Renaissance Academy. We recently received a ShopBot CNC machine and are excited to learn about computer aided manufacturing from our teacher Kyle Stapleton.

The project we just worked on was the creation of a cribbage board for the local craft fair. Using a different part …

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A Day Without “Bells”

By Sallye Coyle, November 10th, 2014

 

Whether it is woodworking or robotics, one of the challenges of teaching in a public high school is that the bell rings for the next class just as the students/teachers have really settled into their projects. So it was a privilege to have 3 students from Kelvin Hasch’s woodworking program at Greely High School …

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November 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design Thinking, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEM | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

(STEM to STEAM) 3D Design and Fabrication Club!

By Jack Chen, October 4th, 2014

Hey there! It’s been too long since I last posted but I wanted to update you on some exciting news going on at my school. My Art Teacher friend (Louie Aragon) and I have finally gotten around to cleaning out a space for a new 3D Design and Fabrication Club. We have been working with …

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