Tinkerzoo PD & Play Date Series
Brought to You by REMC12W & REMC Association of MI
When: Various Dates, Fall-Winter 2016 Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Where: REMC Innovation Center, KRESA Service Center
Free events with snacks provided
SCECHs available after completing two sessions
Click here for more information and to register for sessions.
Happy Day All! Just wanted to send out a reminder that the REMC sponsored Tinkerzoo Playdate PD Series starts today. It is totally FREE - learning, snacks, and SCECHs. Check out the SWMiTech Events page for more information and registration. You do not need to attend tonight to take advantage of the other sessions offered.
After discussing some of the things a 3D printer could create, including prosthetic hands, students followed up in the next lesson by voting on objects they could print to be used in their STEAM classroom. A big winner was virtual reality goggles. The .stl file is available on My Mini Factory.
Students are printing the individual pieces in Mrs. Matousek’s lab and will assemble the goggles. How awesome that they chose something to further advance their technology skills in class and a product that can continue to be used by the school district!
Carolyn Fitzmaurice is an innovative first grade teacher at Portage Central Elementary School. She has spent many hours devoted to her own professional growth around the Maker Movement including day long Tinkerzoo workshops here at KRESA/REMC12W. Carolyn is participating in our checkout system for Tinkerzoo Kits and the latest ~ Ozobots. They are now invading the halls of Central Elementary! In Carolyn's own words;
Our TinkerZoo resources are growing...Classroom sets of Bloxels and Snap Circuits are now available for REMC 12W teachers to check out. Visit Snap Media linked on our REMC12W site, search keyword Tinkerzoo, locate items, reserve, and have delivered to your district. Then, let the creative learning flow.
If you are interested in other Maker/Tinker supplies but you don't have the funds to purchase and the items are not in Snap Media, let us know and we will look into the possibility of purchasing the item(s) through REMC12W. Send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMC 12W has seen a lot of exciting things happening during the last month. Here are just a few:
1. SWMi Instructional Technologists and Media Specialists had their first meeting of the year in the REMC Innovation Center. The team participated in some "making," learning about MeL, and sharing. Being involved with this group is always inspirational. If you would like to take part in our next meeting, reach out to us!
2. The FormLabs Liquid 3D Printer is up and running. This amazing printer brings the power of advanced stereolithography to your desktop. We are designing, printing, & testing and want you to be part of it. Do you have an idea or a design, bring it in or send it to us and we will print it for you!
3. Students from KRESA's Valley Center school came over to do some hands-on learning in both our Innovation Center and our Workroom. They were able to explore 3D printing, program & drive robots, and learn about the process of using die-cuts to decorate their school bulletin boards. Our learning space fits nicely into many school objectives. Bring your students over to learn and enjoy the experience.
As always, any questions or comments, please direct them to Tina Tribu (email@example.com). Thanks and have a great day!