Looking for a way to get that special teaching project funded? Look no further!

The Teaching Technology Center is now offering a Mini-Grant for MICA faculty interested in improving teaching and learning through innovative technologies.

If you are looking for new ways to test out technology in your teaching, you may be eligible for a $250 to $500 grant to support a project. The larger grant can support faculty who partner with a student to complete a project.

Please apply if you think your project:

  • advances the course or departmental curriculum through creative use of technology and/or innovative teaching practices, processes, assignments, or presentations, and/or
  • strives to create engaging student learning experiences by promoting 21st-century learning practices.

See this link for the application. For more detailed information about the grant and example project ideas, click here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

Printing the Pieta

Okay so it’s just one small part of the Pieta: a detail of Mary, but I printed this to illustrate the value to teaching and learning of being able to touch the art – the untouchable art.

Can you think of applications for this in the classroom?

pieta print crop.jpg

Other Resources:

Design Make Teach: A blog about digital fabrication in the classroom

Why 3D Printing Needs To Take Off in Schools Around The World

Michelangelo, Pieta (Khan Academy video)

Please Feel the Museum: The Emergence of 3D Printing and Scanning

 

 

Unsplash.com and Royalty Free Images.

If you have ever run into the problem of needing stock images without wanting to pay for those expensive stock photo sites, unsplash.com is an amazing resource.

All the images on this site fall under Creative Commons Zero, which means all the images are free to copy, distribute, and modify, even for commercial use.

Not only does this site offer Hi-Res images (1550×950), their collection is large and always growing!

Check it out!

Top Ways 3D Printing Benefits Your School

Check out this white paper about 3D Printing sponsored by Stratasys and Campus Technology. It describes cases of 3D printing at various educational institutions with links to more information!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bwr2YjSVCHGgZ3hTbmlmMFRQUXc/view?usp=sharing

Photo Attribution: 3D Printing 1, Son of Groucho
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Graphic Organizers in a Basic Writing Classroom

Graphic Organizers in a Basic Writing Classroom

While this site might be geared toward high school students, the fact that graphic organizers can help any student organize, formulate and develop ideas holds true. Examples provided in the link.

Consider online tools at sites like http://prezi.com, http://www.spicynodes.org or http://inspiration.com to make (or encourage students to make) cluster diagrams or ladder charts.