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5th graders at @The_School are “outsourcing” their Greek 3-D temple designs!

There’s an awesome project happening in two of the 5th grade classrooms at The School at Columbia University right now. To supplement their study of Ancient Greece, Dena Rothstein and Heather Lortie, are having their students collaborate with students from The Marymount School across Central Park on the Upper East Side. (The School is located on the Upper West Side…) Both groups are designing 3D Greek temples using Tinkercad and sharing their online files with a group at the other school to tweak, customize, and ultimately build (“print”) in our 3D printers. The humor of us being able to say that we are literally outsourcing to the East is not lost on us.

Teachers supporting this collaboration at The School are Heather, Dena, Greg Benedis-Grab (@gbenedisgrab), and Don Buckley (@donbuckley) with a lot of support from Cristina Martinez (@finlaycm) and a little support from me. On the UES of the park, Jaymes Dec (@jaymesdec) and Lesa Wang oversee Marymount’s particpation in the project. Jaymes designed the new Fab Lab at Marymount, and he just spoke at TEDxNYED last month.

Today, the groups communicated “long distance” and “real time” using Google Video Chat. (Cristina Martinez turned on the Chat feature for students just for this project and just for a few days. Usually, this feature is disabled.) I moved about checking on all of the groups. At one point, I observed four kids (two in front of me and two on the screen) discuss their designs and even use a secondary laptop facing the camera to visibly demonstrate how to use Tinkercad to make a triangular hole to decorate the roof of a temple. I thought that was awesome. 🙂

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Talking about #EdCampNYC and #TEDxNYED with @bkolani and @TeacherCast

http://teachercast.net/?powerpress_embed=5445-podcast&powerpress_player=default

Jeffrey Bradbury (@TeacherCast) hosts a podcast about education and archives lots of educationa resources at http://teachercast.net where he invites visitors to Listen, View, and Read about the latest in Educational Technology.

Jeff was kind enough to invite Basil Kolani and me to talk about our work as organizers of EdCampNYC and TEDxNYED. You can hear us wax on in The TeacherCast Podcast #47.

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Can’t wait to see @JaymesDec at #TEDxNYED on 4/28…

This month’s NYCIST meeting is being hosted at Marymount’s 97th street building where Jaymes Dec set up a Fab Lab (short for Fabrication Lab, though Fabulous Lab would be apt as well). The space he designed and the number of machines he has gathered is impressive. Even more impressive are the awesome projects his students are doing.

Jaymes will be giving a talk at the third annual TEDxNYED taking place on April 28 at the Museum of the Moving Image. See the full lineup of speakers here: http://tedxnyed.com

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