Category Archive: Classroom Project

The First Week In Pictures

My first week stuck in a traditional classroom looked something like this.  Not every picture belongs to my work, not every picture reflects my lessons, just the stuff going on around me:

The Google Sketch Up Lab

This year, I’ve been working closely with another colleague to create, a project-based CAD course.  When I was presented with the challenge, I dove in head first. This week I have been presenting… Continue reading

New School Year: Boxes, Trays and Benches

This week, I’m proposing and planning projects for the 2011-2012 school year.    According to the Mayans, it should be a killer.  I’m attached to the Math/Sci crew as a “Technology Resource” – meaning… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: End of Summer Program

The summer program wraps up today.   Our summer program acts as an experimental zone, a transitional buffer and a slice of consistency for both teachers and students.  Personally, I love summer programs –… Continue reading

(Re-)Planting Salt Marsh Grass: Galveston Bay Foundation

In Feburary, fifteen of my students ripped up some two-hundred salt marsh grass stalks.  After a few months of careful husbandry, we re-planted the stalks in the middle of Trinity Bay.  I’ll let… Continue reading

Current Projects: The Butterfly Chair

One of my woodshop classes have ended for the week, so I took the opportunity to document the progress: And this is what happens when a student ticks me off! (ok, ok, I… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Cardboard Prototypes

This week’s word:  Prototypes.  Brought to you by the letter C for cardboard. What a week!  My students spent last week drawing and planning and designing and planning and planning.  We got outside… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: The Cajon Drum

This week, I prepped for this summer’s woodshop classes.  The students will be building these benches, mending and designing chairs and constructing Cajon drums.  I’ve secured enough lumber for the benches, pulling plywood… Continue reading

(School) Year in Review: Art Car 2011

As I gear up for summer program, I will be taking a little time to reflect on my past year. My bosses at work have kept me on as a teacher, although I… Continue reading

This Week in The Classroom: Art Car 2011

In late March, I received a donation – a ’90’s era Ford Explorer.  Over the last month (April of 2011) and into May of 2011, I blogged about it’s progress.  I will be… Continue reading

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