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MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 8 - Curriculum Integration

This is the last session of our micro-credential course and will include information about the final assignment.  We will explore a few website resources to look at how teachers have connected the subjects of math, science, social studies, and English (along with others) to 3D printing projects.  At the end, you’ll find out how to submit your final assignment to finish this course and earn your certificate.

MC: 3D Printing & Design: Session 6 - 3D Slash

In the session 6 of this series, we will take a look at other ways students can design 3D objects to be printed.  The website, 3D Slash, encourages designers to start with a block or sphere and “design by subtraction” using hammers, chisels, and digital spray paint.  This is a great alternative for creating .stl files and is lots of fun!

pi-top[4] Robotics Kit Bobbie Colored Ball Tracking

Meet Bobbie robot, built from the pi-top[4] Robotics Kit.  Using its camera for color filtering, we can program it to track down and find balls of a certain color.  Take a look!

pi-top[4] Robotics Kit Alex Line Following

With a pi-top[4] unit and a robot frame built from the Robotics Kit, I show how we can program Alex to follow a blue line path using its camera, servo motors and Python programming.

pi-top[4] Robotics Kit Alex Obstacle Avoidance

Third video in the series ... with a built robot frame and your pi-top[4] unit, you can program Alex to drive around and avoid obstacles using Python language.

pi-top[4] Foundation Electronics Kit

Second video in the series ... using pi-top[4] and Python programming to activate sensors and components in the Foundation Electronics Kit.

pi-top[4] Basics

This course is the first of a series focusing on the pi-top[4] unit for using Python programming.  Emphasis is placed on displaying its Sirius OS on a board, monitor or computer screen, connecting with a wireless network, and using the built-in Mu application to store, edit and run code.

GoGuardian - Lesson Demo ELA

Using GoGuardian to monitor student Chromebook screens and keep the lesson moving without distractions in my "Comma Rules in Your Writing" lesson.

GoGuardian - Lesson Demo Math

Using GoGuardian to monitor student Chromebook screens and keep the lesson moving without distractions in my "Linear Equation Graphs" lesson.

GoGuardian - Basics

This video covers the basics of what a teacher can do inside GoGuardian to monitor what activities students are doing on their Chromebooks.  It includes Teacher Commands, Sessions and Scenes.  Come and join us!

Sphero RVR and micro:bit - Part 3

We finish this video series with using two functions within MakeCode.  The first function drives the RVR from micro:bit button presses, and the second one assigns the heading numbers to create turns.  Let's have some fun driving our Sphero RVR robot around with a micro:bit.

Sphero RVR and micro:bit, Part 2

We add a gamer:bit unit to the micro:bit and connect it all together to the RVR.  Using MakeCode blocks, we program the RVr to react to the button presses on the gamer:bit so we can drive it around.  How about an obstacle course everyone!

Sphero RVR and micro:bit, Part 1

This course takes your Sphero RVR programming a step further.  We’ll add a micro:bit unit to the robot and use block code to drive the RVR around using the micro:bit buttons.  Great for an obstacle course in your STEM program!

Programming with Sphero RVR

Once you are familiar with Sphero’s newest robot, the RVR, you’ll be able to start programming it with Sphero EDU.  EDU is both a website and a mobile application where students and teachers can use block programming to take advantage of the RVR’s sensors and movements.  Great for any STEM program!

Google Workspace for Education Admin: Application Settings & Permissions

As Google super admin of your school or district, you can manage the permissions your teachers, students and staff have on their account. Watch this video to understand the process of controlling this for your situation.

Google Workspace for Education Admin: Managing Buildings and Resources

When users in the Google domain need to check out equipment, reserve a room or technology cart, or schedule their students into a STEM lab, they will use Google Calendar.  However, these resources need to be set up ahead of time by you, the super admin on the account.  Every resource or learning space needs to be connected to a building.  This video shows you how.

Google Workspace for Education Admin: Email and Calendar Permissions

In your school or district, who gets an email account and who can share calendar events? As the super admin, we take you through this process.

Google Workplace for Education Admin: Users, Groups & Organizational Units

This video talks us through how we want to organize our users. How we structure our domain depends on who gets access to what apps, extensions and other things. A very important step as a Google super admin.

Office Hours Tools: Google Drawings

Combining Google Drawings for a collaborative workspace and Google Meet for communication, a teacher can create a great Office Hours Meeting. Take a look at how this works.

Office Hours Tools: Google Jamboard

For those Synchronous teaching moments when you connect live to your students and need to demonstrate, discuss or reteach concepts. Google Jamboard is a great tool for the digital remote teacher!

Office Hours Tools: ShowMe App

For those Synchronous teaching moments when you connect live to your students and need to demonstrate, discuss or reteach concepts. Using the ShowMe app on your iPad, this is easy!

pi-top PBL Projects

In our final video of the series, we will take on a project-based learning (PBL) example to demonstrate how your pi-top 3 can interest and motivate your students to solve a musical challenge: building a Theremin. Join this session to find out what it is!

pi-top Project 4: Sonic Pi Basics

Continue your work with Sonic Pi in this special session where we'll learn how to code single notes, chords, and use music loops to do Live Coding. Join us for more musical fun!

pi-top Project 3: PULSE LEDs

The pi-top adventures continue as we explore the PULSE unit and its 7x7 grid of programmable LED lights. Join us to learn how to code colors, flashing lights, and even variables for moving your pixel around the grid.

pi-top Project 2: Traffic Lights

In this pi-top project, we'll put our skills to the test and code a traffic light! After you've mastered how to turn on a light, or series of lights, with your pi-top breadboard, we'll show you how to time them using a button and a loop in your Python code. The result? Your very own traffic light!

Pi-top Classroom

In a classroom full of pi-top laptops, the teacher needs to manage what students are doing and see their progress.  Let’s take a look at pi-top Classroom!

Simple Circuits with Your pi-top Breadboard, Part 2

In this session, we'll take our work with pi-top breadboard circuits one step further. Join us as we add buzzers, buttons, and adjust our Python code to flash our LED lights.

Translate a Webpage on an iPad

Learn how to translate a webpage in Safari on your iOS device.

Join a Google Meet from Classroom

On an iPad, students and parents can join a teacher's Google Meet session from inside Google Classroom. This video shows you how!

Canvas for Parents: Students Turning in Their Assessments

In this video, we'll show you how to help your child find their quizzes and tests inside the Canvas LMS and how to submit them to their teacher. 

Canvas for Parents: Students Finding Their Courses

In this video we'll focus on how parents can help students find their Canvas courses after logging in.

Canvas for Parents: Students Submitting Assignments

As a parent, you can help your student find where his/her assignments are listed and how to turn them in to the teacher.

Parents: Connecting to WiFi - PCs

On your Windows 10 computer, here are a couple of ways to make sure you are connected to a nearby wifi network for your child's remote learning.

pi-top[4] Robotics 102 with Further

In this video, we move beyond the basics of Python programming and your pi-top[4] unit.  From the pi-top Further website, we take a look at Courses, where teachers and students can explore programming concepts through Robotics, namely “Robotics 102” where our Prax robot imitates human qualities!

pi-top[4] Robotics 101 with Further

In this video, we move beyond the basics of Python programming and your pi-top[4] unit.  From the pi-top Further website, we take a look at Courses, where teachers and students can explore programming concepts through Robotics, namely “Robotics 101” where the robot becomes a Mars Rover.  Check it out!

pi-top[4] Pulse Light Show

Using a Pulse unit and connecting it to your pi-top[4] unit, you can light up colored pixels in the 7 X 7 grid and do some amazing things with Python code.  Take a look!

Delivering a Response 2 Activity in Lumio

When it's time for an assessment, deliver it to student devices via Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online). This video shows you how!

Delivering a Shout it Out! in Lumio

With your students connected to your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) online lesson, the teacher can send a Shout it Out! discussion activity to student devices.  Have a discussion. Run a debate.  Find out what your students may already know about the topic of your next lesson!

Delivering a Monster Quiz in Lumio

From Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online), you can send a Monster Quiz to your students' devices for a fun review or practice test!

Making a Copy of a Lumio File

Once inside your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) dashboard, this video shows how to make a copy of a lesson file you have in your library.  Now you can save different versions of your lessons for multiple student groups.

Converting a Google Drive File from the Lumio Dashboard

Once inside your Lumio (formerly known as SMART Learning Suite Online) dashboard, add another lesson from your Google Drive files such as Google Slides or a Google Doc.

Schoology: Turning in Assignments

In this video we'll go over how students can find Schoology assignment work to finish and turn in to the teacher.