Making Gifs

Gifs are short video clips that repeat on an endless loop. For the first time this semester, students making presentations in my 7th grade science class used gifs to demonstrate content. For example, here is a gif of a hinge joint in the elbow. Instead of using a static photo, a gif beautifully shows the … More Making Gifs

Robotics, Future City Competitions

Westminster Middle School Robotics had a successful competition this past Saturday, with all of our teams competing for a chance to qualify for the state level. Teams 6199A (Andrew Thompson, Christopher Huang, Joseph Kuester), 6199C (Theron Boozer, Henry Banner) and 6199E (Willem Mandel) all worked hard but came up short against stiff competition. The remaining two … More Robotics, Future City Competitions

Learning 3D Modeling Basics, Autodesk Fusion 360

  It’s January 17th and 17 degrees outside.. feels like 1°. Today marks the third snow day for the 2017-2018 academic year. There are a lot of online learning tools to try, and after freezing outside for the obligatory ‘Yay, it’s a snow day!!’ picture, I decided to try out Autodesk Fusion 360. Many of … More Learning 3D Modeling Basics, Autodesk Fusion 360

Quick Steam Lessons for Advisor’s Choice

At Westminster, we have 45 minute “Advisor’s Choice” sessions with homeroom groups (about 8-10 students each) a few times a month, and like every school, we also sometimes have wonky schedules. If you’re looking for something different, consider checking out Steam Lab equipment for the class period! Mrs. Weininger used her extra class yesterday to … More Quick Steam Lessons for Advisor’s Choice