This week, we continued with many of the same activities (sewing, story writing, scrap box, and independent projects), but a new addition from last week was the Cameo, which is basically a printer that cuts out shapes instead of printing things. Students layout designs or letters in the software for the Cameo, and then insert the appropriate paper with a plastic backing. The machine has a little knife inside that cuts along the path that the student made and the final output is... A Sticker! After one class with the Cameo, one of our students, Malek, took over teaching others how to use the Cameo!
cool song i made its a really awesome song so its about me in minecraft doing minecraft stuff! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW8sq_SP2Tc By: Andy Tucker
me!!!-i wrote this article
This week our menu included sewing, marble-run-making, choose-your-own-adventure-story writing, bean bag making, and virtual Legos. Virtual Legos? What?! It's true, right here with Build with Chrome. Unfortunately, we had some difficulties using Build with Chrome on the school laptops. Apparently a certain plug-in for Google Chrome kept crashing, but hopefully, we'll find a way to fix that.
For the bean bags, very patient students took turns learning how to use the sewing machine to make a pocket. They then turned it inside out so that the seam was on the inside, filled the pocket with dried beans, and sewed the top closed. We need to learn not to throw the bean bags at each other, however. We don't want anyone to get hurt.
Some students took matters into their own hands and independently made things, which is, of course, fantastic! Here is an example: a stop-motion animation that Vickie made.
The 3D printer that we were all excited to use last class unfortunately was not working for this class. We'll try to have it fixed before next time.