Category Archive: Technology

Course Curriculum: Computer Applications:CAD

After my quick reflections on the Tea Box project and my computer science course, I’d like to take a spin over to my most successful, challenging and rewarding class(es) this semester.  I had… Continue reading

This Week in the Classroom: Computer Science & Electronics

The Fall 2011 semester came to an end last week.   I’m taking stock of what-used-to-be (my previous semesters classes) and re-tooling, re-gearing and re-searching my way into new course-load. I’d like to start… Continue reading

Funny Moments in the Classroom…

Half of the students in my 3rd period crew found themselves taking the PSATs today.  Which meant I had eleven students in my classroom rockin’ and rollin’ in the CAD courses.  It doesn’t… Continue reading

Weather Stations, Web 2.0 Tools and John Merrow

This week, my colleague shanghaied one of my chalkboards for a weather station.  While the chalkboard & wind unit may not seem like much, The hand-held reader really catches a teacher’s eye. This… Continue reading

Teacher Resources: TEDTalks on Education

The TED Talks started in the 1980’s as a Silicon-Valley conference focused on software, technology and design.  Now, it’s the destination for smart hipsters and brilliant researchers, visionaries and experimenters to express their… Continue reading

This Week In the Classroom: Computers Ain’t Everything

Took over our conference room to work through some design challenges today.  My students used Google SketchUp to start creating jewelry boxes, art car vehicles and bookshelves. During the Art Car class, I… Continue reading

This Week In the Shop: Internet as a “Presentation”

An Idea: have students present projects to the internet in a controlled, safe way with my school’s brand on it.  I’m unsure the success or necessity of this particular brand of teacher-activism because… Continue reading

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