Tinkering with Tinkercad

Last week, we learned about solid shapes and searched for images on Google Images. This week we will put them together on iMovie and look for inspiration for our own future 3D creations on the Tinkercad Gallery. What 3D or solid shapes do you see in these neat creations below?

Tinkercad Gallery

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Our Virtual Exploration Continues!

We are using Google Maps to gain inspiration for our own 3D creations. Today we are exploring architectural wonders around the world. Where is your favorite place in the world?

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Virtual Explorers

We are virtual explorers! We have been using the free web tools Google Maps and Google Earth to explore places in our community and our favorite places around the world. Where is your favorite place in the world?

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Google Earth

 

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Makerbots have invaded!

We are excited to announce that we now have a 3D printer in the Technology Lab, thanks to a grant from the national organization Mouse and Makerbot Industries! We will be using resources from Tinkercad.org, Google Sketch Up, and Starfall! Stay tuned for our creations!

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Computer Tools

The computer KEYBOARD is a tool that helps us to communicate with words. Do you know how to type correctly? Click on the picture below to play the Dance Mat Typing game.

Dance Mat Typing

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Machines Everywhere!

For the next few months we will be learning about all the machines we use in our everyday lives!

Here are some of the activities we will be doing:

Simple Machines
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Machines at Home

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167 lines of code

The Hour of Code in Ms. Erna’s Technology Lab was a success! Together, we wrote¬†167 lines of code! We will continue to learn about computer science, coding and the importance of following directions in every day activities.

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We chased after mean piggies on the Smartboard, but we also explored simple coding apps such as Cargo Bot, Light Bot, and Daisy Dinosaur. We can’t wait to learn more!

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