Thursday, January 23, 2014

Carrying Out Your Game Plan

     Since developing my Game Plan last week, I have taken a few steps that will help me in my educational journey.  As previously mentions, I wanted to focus on ISTE Standards:
  • Standard 1:  Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
    • Indicator A:  Promote, support, model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
    • Indicator B:  Engaging students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
I have contacted our county’s CTE coordinator and inquired about the next advisory meeting dates and potential topics discussed. These meetings allow me to talk with professionals in industry about current trends and skill-sets need from potential employees.
I have also started creating sketches for future real world scenario projects. All the projects will have students designing, printing out the components with the 3D printer and building the object. The ideas include:

  • Robotic arm powered by hydraulics.
  • Knee replacement joint 
     I would love to find physical examples of a knee replacement model so students can analyze how it work and create new designs. In the near future, I will be start searched in trying to obtain a knee replacement kit. I know students will think it’s creepy, but drafting is more than designing automobile parts or houses. Design the future, not the past.


  1. Jary,
    What a fun lesson you are creating! I love stuff like that. I think that incorporation with robotics and technology will really help the students to be engaged. I think with things you said you still want to do, you could maybe find an online module that shows the knee replacement and students can play with it using a compute. I know that virtual field trips can sometimes offer interactive modules for things like that.


  2. That lesson sounds very interesting. I'm sure that is one that will never be forgotten. Something as simple as this lesson may be what causes a student to go into the medical profession.