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Engineering Think Tank Club: TinkerCAD 3D (Seasonal Themed Designs ages 8-13)

In this 4 week club style class learners will have the chance to share their current TinkerCad projects and learn about the engineering design process as they create new projects in a fun and interactive way.
Mary Eleanora Fimbel
162 total reviews for this teacher
15 reviews for this class
Completed by 39 learners
Class
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
8-13
year olds
3-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Sep 6

Sep 6 - Sep 27 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays
6pm - 6:45pm
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Tue Oct 4

Oct 4 - Oct 25 (4 weeks)
Tuesdays
6pm - 6:45pm
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Description

Class Experience

Learners will become familiar with the engineering design process and gain confidence in working as a team and sharing their work with others. 
After 11 years of teaching I have become skilled at redirecting students when accidental inappropriate comments have been made during brainstorming or internet searching.  
Additionally, I have been working specifically with TinkerCad for about 4 years with students at my brick and mortar school in an interdisciplinary enrichment class.  I have also presented about using Tinkercad to the Texas Computer Educators Association in February 2020 as part of a workshop highlighting our Game design project. 
Each week we will have some kind of design challenge that we will work on during class after reviewing the previous weeks designs.  Learners are encouraged to continue the work at home on their own time to complete their design for the next week's sharing session.
Learners will need an Individual TinkerCad account from TinkerCad.com. It would be beneficial for learners to have a notebook to document their work. TinkerCAD is COPPA Compliant resource see this article for more information: https://blog.tinkercad.com/2013/07/30/whats-up-with-education-accounts. If a temporary account is needed while waiting for a parent-approved account for kids under 13 please message me for information. These temporary accounts will be deleted without notice frequently to ensure student safety and to comply with Outschool standards.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Informal assessments from the teacher and peer feedback via the Harvard Protocol.  
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will be utilizing TinkerCad 3D design software which includes a search function to search projects other designers have shared.  As with any search engine, I have no control over what learners will search for or what may come up.  Please discuss with your learners before class appropriate search terms and what to do in case something inappropriate should be returned unintentionally.  We will also discuss this in class. As an option we may use break out rooms.  If you would not like your learner to be part of a team using a break out room please inform me before the first class so I can make sure to plan accordingly.  
We will use individual accounts on Tinkercad.com  Students may wish to have a designers notebook or paper to hand sketch ideas, journal, or document progress. 

TinkerCAD is COPPA Compliant resource see this article for more information: https://blog.tinkercad.com/2013/07/30/whats-up-with-education-accounts.  If a temporary account is needed while waiting for a parent-approved account for kids under 13 please message me for information.  These temporary accounts will be deleted without notice frequently to ensure student safety and to comply with Outschool standards. 

Teacher

Mary Eleanora Fimbel
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
STEM | STEAM | Creative | Caring | Experienced
162 total reviews
223 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  I am Mrs. Fimbel, I bring over a decade of extensive experience in teaching learners of all ages and backgrounds to my classes here on Outschool.  I am a certified Texas Teacher and am well versed in both traditional and non-traditional... 
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