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The Ten Minute Writing Blitz

What do you do when you only have ten minutes, you haven't researched to make well informed post, and you want to get a blog post out? The 10 minute writing blitz. No backspace key, no research, off the  uff comments ( cuff) to just get when... what is in your head out. Here we go. 1. The black hole picture. There is a great video out from Derick at Veritasium about the black hold picture. More about his prediction of what it would look like when it was released, and why he thought that. Turns out his prediction was ca... acc aur... ugh... accurate. The video is interesting, informative, and well put together as all of his videos are. Go check it out. 2. Testing. We are in the tr... throws of testing weeks at my school. I get it, but I don't. There is nothing else on earth quite like what we put these students through. Testing is high pressure, and low reward for so many students. The teachers feel pressure, the students feel pressure, the administrators feel the pressu

3D Printing for Fun and Education (And Profit?) - Part 1 - Why?

Yep... no photo credit this time. That's my picture of five of my 3D printers in my lab. I say five of my printers, because since that picture was taken, I've acquired a sixth printer. There are so many things to cover in 3D printing for the classroom, this will have to be a multi-part post. That being said, if you have particular questions, thoughts, or just want to drop a comment that says "I heard 3D printing causes chicken pox," or any other random thing you heard, leave it as a comment. I'll respond, and it may even be a focus for another post on the blog. That being said, let's start with the why. I've been told many times to start with why, so that's what I'm doing today. Do you want a 3D printer for your house or your classroom? Why? Why spend the money? Why jump on the that steep learning curve? Well, I can tell you my why. I wanted my students to have an experience while learning problem solving skills. I wanted to push my studen