National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! (September 15-October 15)

Managed to make quite a bit of progress on the National Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge. Catch the initial brainstorm for the challenge here.

I’ve recruited ELL, Art and Spanish classes in my building to work on creating digitally fabricated art pieces for publishing on Thingiverse. We are discussing creating a challenge for other schools around the world. We are also looking for sponsors that would be willing to contribute prizes.

To get things started and have a place to post student designs, I’ve created a National Hispanic Heritage Month group on Thingiverse and a collection . Please join the group and suggest additional models for the collection.

I also have posted two designs as an example to students for posting and key wording. and Hopefully, ELL and Spanish students will post bilingual descriptions of their art work.

Spanish language resources for designing in a free 3D design program called Tinkercad.

Inkscape tutorials in Spanish and

Thanks to Vicente Gascó @vicgasco for the Spanish language links.

I am very hopeful that this makered project will bring even more diversity to Thingiverse while giving students a rewarding maker learning experience that integrates hands on learning with their content area.

This project embraces our school district One to the World initiative. Find out more here

Please contribute this project by joining the effort on Thingiverse and leaving a comment.

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