In my quest to provide a wide range of quality Teaching and Learning resources I am looking for new ways to get some feedback from teachers, lecturers and students (or anyone else) about the resources on the wiki, and ideas for new projects.etc… So…. try this…
Note… This is very experimental (never tried it before), I have chosen not to have to moderate comments on the wall but if there is any abuse I will have to remove it.
Keele University,UK. Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 July 2010
The best way to do this would be to attach some photos to this post on the BfB forum- DATA Conference , or the thread …Printing Examples… show your best printing projects here! or by PM. I will of course fully credit anything that I use. …. the only thing I would not be able to use a photos of students (I would have to get written permission from parents etc to publish these). Anyway, I’m really excited about this conference (and a little aprehensive ) and really looking forwards to recieving any help you guys might be able to give by sending examples etc. Many thanks, in anticipation. Dave
D&T Practice- the Design & Technology publication for professionals – Published by DATA The Design & Technology Association, (issue4 2010) has published a feature on RapMan. The article explains about Technology Supplies Ltd (TSL) – the exclusive distributor of RapMan to Education in the UK, showcasing RapMan at BETT 2010. It goes on to explain that BfB and RapMan was the winner of a BETT award for “Best Digital Device”.
Also there are details of the pilot RapMan Project that is now running in schools in Scotland. The schools showcased their RapMan Machines at the Celebration for Science Event in Glasgow on June 11th 2010.
On the 10th June 2010 Iain Major (a director from Bits From Bytes ltd) went to the annual Techlink conference to demonstrate RapMan. Techlink is a project supported by a local engineering company’s charitable trust. Through this support secondary schools throughout the South West of the UK have been able to purchase CAD/CAM equipment that they would otherwise have not been able to afford . Over the last couple of years the charity has been purchasing CraftROBO machines (cutter/plotters) for every junior school (7 to 11 year olds) in the area…. But the good news is that
they are now looking at the possibility of providing a RapMan machine to secondary schools (11 to 18 year olds).
PS The PowerPoint (shown here as a pdf) is available on the BfB Wiki
This PowerPoint can be used to help demonstrate the use of RapMan and the resources that are available (such as the forum, wiki, T&L Resources, etc)… useful for open days, conferences etc.
Note to use this PowerPoint to best effect you will need to install the font “Neuropolitical”…. font download
PowerPoint (…. this time supplied as a PowerPoint, please feel free to edit, modify and adapt as necessary.)