This blog post centers on some of the different types of hardware in my school.
These are present in every classroom. Teachers use them for everything from scaffolding work, showcasing student work, demonstrating tech, group reading and watching videos.
We are a 1-1 school and have recently switched from MacBook Pros to the MacBook Airs. I’ve been playing with mine over the summer and have really enjoyed it! The only drawback is that it’s clear that this machine is not made for big video editing projects as it can be a little slow.
We recently acquired a 3D Printer! I’m very excited about this! One of my goals for next year is using it within my classes. I recently came across a website (3D Universe) that explored the opportunities of 3D printing in education. One of its suggestions was to print historical artifacts, people, and locations.
This hardware was introduced as a result of the school’s leadership trying to keep up with trends in education. To date, stakeholders have been happy with the changes. In particular, the 3D printer has been a hit with several students. After its introduction in the 4th term last year, a couple students elected to use it in their projects class. One student printed the casing for his Gameboy that he designed.