It was one of those days today where a “magic moment” happened in school. Isn’t it just wonderful when this happens. One of my students who helped out with a presentation about 3D printing for a visitor earlier this week (see the earlier post “To baldly go”) came to see me about his Geography homework… Really strange as I’m a D&T teacher! It turned out that he had to do a project homework about how a volcano works.
This student had started to make connections in his mind. He now knows a bit about 3D printing and he did some independent research and stumbled across the teaching and learning resources I published on the BfB wiki http://wiki.bitsfrombytes.com/index.php/Geography_-_Mount_Saint_Helens_Volcano … So he downloaded the files and asked if we could print them… How could I refuse?
… And his Geography teacher was really pleased to receive models of Mt St Helen’s before and after it erupted.