First files on the #lasercutter this semester. #cardboard #prototype #studentwork #classroom #projectbased #designtech #design #laser by sarahsutterteachervia Instagram http://ift.tt/1UvwYFp
Monday, February 29, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
It's been a busy semester! Here are some of the things that we did in the design classroom first semester this year. Just about all of the photos are from a grade 9 Design & Fabrication course - intro level, survey of a little of everything, just the basics. More to come from second semester!
|Fab Lab Kamakura co-founder, and Fab Learn Asia organizer, Youka Watanabe|
I participated in Fab Learn Asia 2015 this December, presenting about our school program on Saturday, and on Sunday leading a workshop using the laser cutter and then also participating in the panel discussion at the end of the conference. The conference itself was well attended, and included primarily people from Japan, but also from around the world, from various educational institutions, teachers and student presenters, fab labs, fab cafes, and industry leaders who shared expertise about their tools. The workshops were kept primarily hands on and in the maker/fab lab spirit.
|Dr. Hiro Tanaka, co-founder of FabLab Kamakura, Keio University faculty|
|My presentation on Saturday|
|Arduino basic LED session|
|More Arduino basics in a workshop|
|Takehiro Hagiwara (MESH), Aki Kawana (Loftwork), Youka Watanabe (FabLab Kamakura), me!, Matt Krebs (anthropologist), Clint Hamada (Yokohama International School)|
I was excited to be asked to participate in the presentations and panel discussion for the STEM Study Night at the Fab Cafe in Shibuya in December. I shared an overview of our K-12 design program and its use of Design Thinking, and participated in the panel discussion Q&A at the end of the session.
The evening was well attended, with presentations and the following format:
Check out the link to the program with bios of all the presenters. This was one of several preliminary events leading up to the Fab Learn Asia conference later in December, held in Yokohama. More on that to follow!