In our district PD money is always tight.  Any chance Peter has money for high end classes like this?  Funds to purchase equipment.  Some of this is big ticket items.  Just a thought.

Dave Bain
Peoples


On Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 9:32 PM, Susan Briere <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It would be very cool for members of VITA-Learn regions to undertake completing a course like this. If the course is online we could meet periodically to work on assignments together and share insights, ideas, and more. Imagine how quickly school maker-projects would take off if instructors around the region collaborated while taking the course and built a strong support network. It would be great fun to learn alongside colleagues who share the same excitement and passion. 
 
Susan Briere
Coordinator, IT Services
Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union




On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM, Caleb Clark <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Anyone interested in an Intro to Maker class? I studied it at NYU's ITP program and I'm inchin' to teach it. I'm thinkin'
  • 3 grad credits
  • Pico Cricket boards interfacing with Scratch.com
  • Arduino/breadboard basics
  • Tinkercad to 3D printing. 
  • Appropriate academic readings. 
Now, this could be in person via an intensive, or blended, or all online. Online is doable since all the basic kits come with directions that are amazing nowadays. The class would have students document their work and use the class as a support group. 

The cost of a basic Maker fablab is about the same cost as one Smartboard after all...

See my friend from grad school Jaymes' TEDx talk: http://youtu.be/vpPSe6zrMp4?t=12m49s



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