Makerspaces in Education: Becoming Comfortable Using Your ShopBot and Other Digital Fabrication Tools

By Sallye Coyle, April 5th, 2018

Showing off projects created on a ShopBot CNC and a laser cutter

Do you own or have access to digital fabrication equipment such as a ShopBot CNC machine, laser cutter, or 3D printer, and an interest in education? Do you want to know more about the software and machines available for digital fabrication in …

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April 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Design School, Digital Fabrication, Education, Events, Fab Labs, Fabrication Techniques, Getting Started in CNC, Graduate School, Handibot Smart Power Tool, High School, Makerspaces, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEAM, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | One comment

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 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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November 13th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Projects, Public School, ShopBot, STEM, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

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

ShopBot Training, Aug 2014: Life Long Learning

By Sallye Coyle, August 10th, 2014

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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August 10th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, Fabrication Techniques, High School, Makerspaces, ShopBot, ShopBot Sallye, STEM, Teachers | ( 34 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 3

By Renaissance Woodworkers, May 20th, 2014

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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May 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , | Category: Design School, Design Thinking, Education, High School, ShopBot, STEM, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 4

By Renaissance Woodworkers, May 20th, 2014

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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May 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , | Category: Education, High School, ShopBot, STEM, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

ShopBot Launches Certification Classes for Teachers

By Michael Berliner, April 28th, 2014

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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April 28th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , | Category: Career and Technical, Education, High School, Middle School, Public School, ShopBot, STEM | ( 67 ) | Leave a comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 2

By Renaissance Woodworkers, April 25th, 2014

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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April 25th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Education, High School, Projects, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | One comment

Adventures Of A High School CAM Class: Episode 1

By Renaissance Woodworkers, April 25th, 2014

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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April 25th, 2014 | Tags: , , , , , | Category: Design Thinking, Education, High School, Projects, ShopBot, Student Perspective | ( 11 ) | Leave a comment

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