The Future of Educational Technology

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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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 7

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”

 

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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ShopBot Training, Aug 2014: Life Long Learning

In TJ’s training at ShopBot this past week, of the 10 entities represented, 6 were involved in education in some form or another. Another 3 were “life long learners” with the idea of using their new ShopBots in a career change because they had been laid off from their old job, or were creating a …

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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 3

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing.

We have now started a new project, learning how to use pocketing and profiling. As a class we have begun a project using a …

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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 4

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing.

Now that we know the skills of using pockets and profiles, we are all making our own project. First we had to find a …

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ShopBot Launches Certification Classes for Teachers

ShopBot Tools has announced the launch of ShopBot Certification training. The program is being rolled out in Texas: career and technical education professionals can receive Level I Teacher Certification during the TIVA Conference in Austin, July 13th – 18th. TIVA is the state’s professional organization supporting career and technical educators.

Conference and course registration information …

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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 2

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing.

Now that we know what the problems were (see our “Episode 1” blog post), we are going to go through the process of making …

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Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 1

My name is Lexus Pickett, and I’m Weston Mohawk, and we are with the Renaissance Academy Woodworkers. We are both juniors in high school that are interested in computer aided manufacturing. We’re excited to be blogging about our classroom with 100kSchools.org.

Here at the Renaissance Academy in River Falls, WI we have been currently working …

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School News – Future Woodworkers of America

In the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV, ShopBot CNCs help teachers link woodworking to computer technologies and design, and provide a new (digital) way of producing project parts.

American Woodworker (April/May 2010) A visit with Las Vegas area high school woodworking teachers. I recently had the opportunity to tour a few Las Vegas, Nevada area high school woodshops to talked shop with the teachers and some of the students. …

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