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5 Things to Watch For in 3D Printing in 2016 - Fortune - 5 views

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    "3D-printing technology still appears too unreliable, too complicated, and too slow for mainstream adoption. The companies making investments in it are the ones with significant amounts of capital to purchase $100,000-plus equipment and train the personnel needed to operate 3D printers.

    But despite these obstacles, 2016 looks promising for the 3D-printing industry. Here are five things to look forward to in the new year."
John Evans

6 Things That the HAPPIEST Teachers Do Every Day - 3 views

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    "We ALL know who they are.  They're the teachers who are smiling almost every time you pass them in the hallways. They look energized and motivated.  Most of the time, they'll take a moment to ask how your day is going or about something in your personal life.  They're the teachers who are adored by their students and parents.  They rarely pass on negative information or chime in during a teacher gripe fest.  They truly and genuinely LOVE their jobs, and it shows.

    Truthfully, I've had years where I really felt like this teacher and other years that I envied those who did.  But you know what I've figured out over the years? That this magical positive glow and overall attitude of happiness about teaching is a daily CHOICE when you enter your school building.
    In the wise words of Abraham Lincoln, 
    "Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.""
John Evans

The Five Coolest Things to Connect to Your iPad in Your Classroom - Wired Educator - 0 views

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    "Having an iPad in my classroom and home has clearly helped me become more productive and have more fun. iPads are engaging and they are powerful. I have downloaded some great apps but one of the most overlooked aspects of the iPad are the awesome accessories you can connect to it. Here is my list of the five coolest things you can connect to your iPad:"
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Great Things You Can Do With Google Sheets - 0 views

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    "Spreadsheets can be intimidating to a lot of teachers and students. I have to admit that at one time working with spreadsheets was a daunting task for me too. Fortunately, Google Sheets has made it much easier for the average computer user to work with spreadsheets. Once you get the hang of working with Google Sheets there are a lot of great ways to use spreadsheets as a teacher or as a student. Here's a run-down of some of my favorite things to do with Google Sheets in the classroom."
John Evans

10 Things I Learned From My 3D Printer: An Early Adopter's Diary | PCMag.com - 2 views

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    "How can I possibly describe what it's like using a 3D printer for a year? It's not easy. It's sort of like asking someone why they like sunsets or the opera. Instead, let me describe the 10 things I learned over the last year-and what you can expect to go through yourself after you open the box of what I call "the best Christmas present ever.""
John Evans

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain - 4 views

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    "And through understanding how students' brains actually work and using that knowledge to benefit classroom learning, we may be able to positively influence classroom education and prepare students to better face unknowable futures. Here are nine scientific insights that educators might want to keep in mind."
John Evans

15 Things to Build & Create Using Newspapers - Edventures with Kids - 4 views

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    "Even though we only get the newspaper once a week, we always seem to have a pile of it lying around the house or tossed in the recycle bin.

    In fact, that was my inspiration for our DIY Eiffel Tower project!

    Why go out and spend money on building materials when you have some great stuff around the house, right!

    So, since I know that newspapers are easy to come by and usually just recycled once read, I thought we'd share some inspiration for a few high fun, low cost summer projects for kids!"
John Evans

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate Understanding - 2 views

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    "Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment."
John Evans

Finding purpose for 3D printers in schools | District Administration Magazine - 2 views

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    "A 3D printer company with a strong education background can be invaluable to school leaders hoping to help students turn abstract concepts into working models, says Johan Broer, a MakerBot spokesman.

    Each printer company has its own school-focused offerings. A hands-on learning guide and bundled kits along with a curriculum could integrate engineering concepts with core academic knowledge in science, math, art and 3D printing technology.

    Resources
    3D Systems
    Afinia
    Beethefirst
    Leapfrog
    MakerBot
    MakerGear
    Stratasys
    Ultimaker
    No matter what printer manufacturer is chosen, CIOs have to do their homework. Things to consider include:"
John Evans

10 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Better Classroom - 7 views

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    "When the school year begins, teachers spend a lot of time getting the classroom ready, planning lessons, and getting to know his/her students. The following list includes 20 ideas that you may not have thought of that can help produce a successful classroom. Each item takes no longer than an hour and can make a big difference throughout the year."
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