National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins
Managed to make quite a bit of progress on the National Hispanic Heritage Month Maker Challenge. Catch the initial brainstorm for the challenge here. https://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/10/brainstorm-hispanic-heritage-month-maker-challenge/
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 http://www.thingiverse.com/groups/hispanic-heritage and a collection http://www.thingiverse.com/DesignMakeTeach/collections/hispanic-latino-heritage-and-culture . 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. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1010771 and http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1010408. 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqwDhDc0PKc
Inkscape tutorials in Spanish https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtUw1l1pIpysKMOf45QNXXW6UckAtL3aM 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 http://lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/17509/OneToTheWorld_KeyElements.pdf
Please contribute this project by joining the effort on Thingiverse and leaving a comment.
Update: Read the latest at https://designmaketeach.com/2015/09/15/help-feature-hispanic-heritage-on-thingiverse-front-page/