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Activities,  February 27, 2007

Print, Cut, and Fold--Tangible Technology Projects for Students

"Print, Cut, and Fold is a simple enough title, but the reality is that the breadth of projects and examples covered in this lecture is far from simple," writes Paul Love-Kretchmer, an eSchool News reader who covered the Texas Computer Association's annual conference for eSchool News in February. His review of Presenter Jim L Holland's session is available on the eSchool News website: "Mr. Holland has a knack for using common objects in an uncommon way. The ease with which he converts a #10 envelope into a set of pockets for note cards reflects the ingenuity that is a common theme throughout his talk. At the start of the lecture, we were warned that this was not going to be about Arts & Crafts, but as an art teacher, I immediately saw applications for these projects in my classroom. As a technology resource, I also saw how simple it would be to introduce these projects to my coworkers in the regular classroom.

The lecture included tips for creating projects from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Using these familiar software programs, teachers and students create and publish a myriad of manipulatives designed to spark learning and facilitate retention." See especially the downloadable zip file of numerous projects to try in your program.

Posted by wrivenburgh on February 27, 2007 | Activities