Month: February 2017

Loading Video to Google Classroom & Drive

If you are using a smart phone/tablet, download the Google Classroom or Drive App before completing the steps below:

Android Video Recorder to Google Classroom

  1. On your Android device go to the camera and switch it to video
  2. Make a Video recording
  3. After you have made the video recording click “share”
  4. Share your video with your drive
  5. Give your video a name
  6. Open the google classroom app
  7. Click on your classroom
  8. Find the assignment & click on the assignment heading
  9. At the bottom of the assignment click on “add”
  10. Choose your video from your drive and click “select”
  11. Once it has attached, click “turn in”

 

iPhone/iPad  Video to Google Classroom

  1. Open up your camera and click on video
  2. Record yourself & save your recording
  3. Click on the share button (rectangle with an arrow pointing up)
  4. Click on the Google Classroom icon.
  5. Choose the assignment to attach the recording to (all class assignments will be listed, look closely!)
  6. Click the Attach button
  7. Return to Google Classroom and click Turn In.

 

Android Video Recorder to Google Drive

  1. On your Android device go to the camera and switch it to video
  2. Make a Video recording
  3. After you have made the video recording click “share”
  4. Share your video with your drive
  5. Give your video a name
  6. Open the google drive app & load your video

 

iPhone/iPad  Video to Google Classroom

  1. Open up your camera and click on video
  2. Record yourself & save your recording
  3. Click on the share button (rectangle with an arrow pointing up)
  4. Click on the Google Drive Icon & upload your video

 

3D Printed Mandalas

By: Alex Curzi, Art Teacher- Murray Avenue School

For this lesson I wanted to demonstrate to students that shape, liscreen-shot-2017-02-24-at-1-19-41-pmne and form can
translate into emotions and human traits. From these Elements of Art the students then translated them into a mandala using radial symmetry. The students had a choice to print the mandala ‘flat’ to stamp with, or print the mandala using varying heights in order to stamp the mandala into a clay slab.

To introduce the lesson I used the app Aurasma, which is a free virtual reality app available on the iPad. Essentially the app uses the camera tool to search for images you have identified. Once they find the image whatever content you want will pop up for them to view on their individual screens. I had 3 images for the students to find in the classroom, one was an image, another a video, and lastly a reading.

To use the Aurasma app I created one classroom account which all pads were logged into. I felt that for ease of use in this app, having one account made the most sense. I then prepped the app by following these steps:

  1. On the iPad you are using have all the content you want to use saved into your photos.
  2. Take a high quality photo in the Aurasma app (the app will tell you when the image is high quality). Make sure the image will not move or change.
  3. The app will then prompt you to upload your content, which is easy to do if it’s saved into your photos.
  4. Done! Try it out on another app to make sure it went through.screen-shot-2017-02-24-at-1-16-36-pm

The students then drew out their mandalas on paper. Once completed we headed to the library to use the website, TinkerCad.

TinkerCad is very user friendly. It took me a moment to understand how the website moves in a 3D manner, but once I got that down it was a breeze. The students grasped on quickly. There are preset shapes that you drag onto your screen, and can edit those shapes into the desired form. I had the students create 1/4th of their mandala, then copy it 3 other times and place it together to ensure radial symmetry.

Before the students submit their completed form to you through either Google classroom or a drop box have them check:

  1. Is it the correct height, length and width?
  2. Are all pieces connected – You need to zoom into all angles of the form to check for this. I highly recommend this as it will save you time later! Also if you miss an area that’s not connected the printer will print it disconnected.
  3. Is there perfect radial symmetry

Next all the students’ files were collected and reopened in Meshmixer. This website helps identify any ‘floating’ pieces. If there are floating pieces they need to be corrected either by you or the student. Save the file to a SanDisk memory card. Insert the card into the 3D printer (Dremel 3D Idea Printer) and follow the instructions.

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