Technology & Engineering Education has evolved as technology has advanced. During the industrial era of the 20th century, it was taught in the schools as Industrial Arts, reflecting the industrial society. As advancements have catapulted us into a faster moving, more highly sophisticated, technological society, Technology & Engineering Education has made curriculum adjustments that reflect these changes.
3D Printing COVID-19 Masks
- For those of you with 3-D printers, here’s a neat way to help the community. We have an opportunity leverage our technology at our libraries to help our communities by manufacturing 3D PPE masks. Please see the links below for instructions. For more information, please the article about this here:
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Autodesk Fusion 360 Software
- Fusion 360 free 3D CAD/CAM design software for students and educators.
FIRST Technologies Inc.
- SolidWorks is offering a free 60-day license that your students can load on their laptops or personal computers to complete coursework at home.
- In mid-March, ITEEA began compiling resources as a way to support educators through the unprecedented period of “social distancing”. The list continues to grow and there is now functionality built in that allows educators to easily add new resources to share with colleagues.
- Our online lessons are already being used in many states to review STEM and academics and we are providing some FREE lesson plans that can be printed for at home use.
PLTW's Response to COVID-19
- Educators across America are finding themselves in unchartered territory. Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have an impact on communities all over the world. With that in mind, read more below about the specific steps we’re taking. We’ll continue to update this page as new information becomes available.
STEM at Home
- A virtual collection of resources, webinars and workshops intended to help families keep learning going for their children during the pandemic.
- YouTube video on making a 3D model using Tinkercad.
- TSA competitive events are an excellent souse of real-word challenges for secondary students. Each event has detailed specifications, rules and a rubric. If your school is not currently a member of TSA, contact your State Advisor for more details on accessing this excellent resource.