Learn Calligraphy with Augmented Reality

Sheridan College Professor of Interaction Design, Mark Shufflebottom, shared this resource with a group the other day. In three steps with a mobile device, you can use augmented reality to guide your calligraphic pen to make several interesting designs. First, print the marker so that your phone has a virtual connection to the paper. Secondly, load the web page on the mobile device and hold it over the marker and your drawing paper. The image will appear and you or your students can then ‘trace’ the a.r. image that appears. You might want to devise some sort of holder for the device so things don’t shift around too much.

The URL: https://learncalligraphy.today/index.html

International Children’s Digital Library

My friend, Nelson Gonzales from Belize City asked me about online reading books for his students. We discussed the International Children’s Digital Library which is a repository of digitized literature available in many languages for use by students. The growing collection is curated by the ICDL Foundation and contains stories that exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas.

The URL: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

This to That – Gluing Stuff Together

Well, things are in full momentum by now so I thought I’d start sending a few things on The Teacher List. Thanks for hanging around!

I found this while researching how to repair a rubber-to-metal part on my truck and realized it will be handy for my Design Studies classes. Simply pick a category of This, then a category of That – and this handy search engine will guide you to the best adhesive product. This is excellent for STEAM classes, Science, Construction and Art classes as well.

The URL: http://www.thistothat.com/

Solar Eclipse Projector

My friend, Kim Hula-Hetu, shared this resource in preparation for this summer’s solar eclipse – on Monday August 21, 2017. As a last post of the year, have a look at how best to make this project – a pinhole projector, that will allow you and your family to safely view the event.

The URL: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/make-pinhole-projector.html

Thanks to everyone for your continued interest, suggestions and support. That’s it for another school year – and the 19th year for The Teacher List. Have a great summer break and we’ll catch up in the fall.
-Pete