Presentation on theme: "Making Inventor Make Sense in Schools Eddie Mack University Teacher, University of Glasgow Scotland."— Presentation transcript:
Making Inventor Make Sense in Schools Eddie Mack University Teacher, University of Glasgow Scotland
Teaching the Teachers Making Inventor Make Sense in Schools Customised Resources High Quality is No Accident – Pedagogically Sound CAD/CAM – Lets Finish the Job Properly
Teaching the Teachers Resource Created for the Student Engineering & Design Community Version 1 – Flash video, aimed at teachers Version 2 – Interactive Ppt., aimed at pupils All with the same vision… …Imagination as a source of inspiration Version 3 – Interactive eBook, aimed at pupils
Teaching the Teachers So much more than How to Drive the Software Good Starting Point though – Build Some Confidence Quickly Moving On To Encouraging Creativity An End to Design Driven by Limited Resources ?
Customised Resources What are we using currently and how could it be more effective ? Typically, printed tutorials... Or perhaps some PowerPoints... Too much pain for too little gain They take a lot of effort to create It could be much more inspiring
Customised Resources What is the alternative then ? Screencasting... Effective mode of delivery ? eBook, FlipAlbum etc.
High Quality Is No Accident 5 TIPS * Give careful thought to the timing of the visual and oral cues Eliminate extraneous visual material in the shot Use colour, dimming, blurring etc. to highlight points of focus Keep the narration conversational rather than formal Build in interaction to reinforce learning Recording the desktop is the easy bit. Making the end result pedagogically sound is what makes it work. * ODay, Danton H. 2006 – How to Make Pedagogically Meaningful Animations for Teaching and Research Using PowerPoint & Camtasia
CAD/CAM – Lets Finish the Job Properly In Scottish schools, Further Ed. and Higher Ed., the following prevails - Pockets of excellence where individuals have sourced funding for CAM activity No curricular requirement for schools to provide any CAM experience No structured programme of implementation CAM seen as integral not optional Minimum spec. set to allow for maximum creativity Our hope for the future - Instruction in pedagogy to go hand in hand with machine operation Autodesk solutions to offer the complete package to make the changes we require
CAD/CAM – Lets Finish the Job Properly We will know we have reached our target when we can say to pupils in schools - Design anything you want. Everything is possible. Thank You.