I believe that all design solves a problem. I used this site to discuss this idea with my Design Studies students. The concept is interesting; according to the author, “I’m on an adventure – to explore the limits of design’s ability to solve social problems, big and small. To do this I attempted to solve 50 problems in 50 days using design. I also spent time with 12 of Europe’s top design firms.” There are some interesting stories here!
The URL: http://50problems50days.com/
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/
Have you ever wondered about all the choices of paper sizes when printing or setting up a new document? Here’s a great site that tells you all about A4 versus Letter and any other combination you can think of.
The URL: http://www.papersizes.org/
As announced this week, Adobe is releasing newly updated Android apps will be optimized for Google Chromebooks, and will be available in the next couple of weeks. This is significant in districts like my own, where ChromeBooks are the dominant device for student and teacher work. You can find out more at the link below.
The URL: https://blogs.adobe.com/education/2017/01/24/expand-your-students-creativity-through-adobe-apps-now-on-chromebook/
I started hearing about STEAM this fall and was delighted to realize that the ‘A’ was intentional. Science – Technology – Engineering – Arts – Math… Sounds like a good collaboration to author and scientist Adam Ruben, who explores the addition of Arts to a previously exclusive club. Thanks to Gary McFarlane for retweeting this article.
The URL: http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2016/10/full-steam-ahead
I’m doing some research for some printing lessons and came across this little distraction. OverType is possibly “the first typewriter sim on the web that faithfully recreates the manual typewriter experience, eschewing all modern computer conveniences like easy deletion and editing, and providing authentic features such as overtyping, wobbly and unevenly inked characters, and only being able to press one key at a time.”
The URL: http://uniqcode.com/typewriter/
(And while I’m on the topic of typewriters, I saw this related item on social media last week… Mr. Paul Smith creates amazing artwork with just his typewriter. View a short piece on him at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svzPm8lT36o)