Archive for May 24, 2017

Fifth Grade Technology Reflection 2017

Think back over all things you have done with computers or iPads during the time you have been at SCS Elementary School. Please leave a comment of at least 3 sentences reflecting on the following questions:

What is one thing using technology that you learned or improved this year?

What was your favorite project or activity in technology class (either this year or any year in elementary school)?

What is one thing you would like to learn to do using technology in the future?

Thanks for all your hard work this year! Miss Bosch

Mother’s Day 3D Printed Cookie Cutters

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The fourth graders have been keeping a big secret! Over a month ago they used the free Cookiecaster website to custom draw and design a cookie cutter to give as a gift on Mother’s Day! The students came up a with wide variety of design ideas that would be perfect for mom including animals, shoes, states, and a Wonder Woman symbol. One lucky mom is even going to get a Death Star cookie cutter!

death start cookie cutter

The website is very easy to use – simply draw or trace a shape and it will convert it into a 3D cookie cutter file which can be downloaded and printed.

Here is a video that was featured by Dremel that shares our process of designing and making the cookie cutters:

Our Dremel Ideabuilder printers were very busy printing out all the cookie cutters to get them ready for Mother’s Day. Check out this U of M cookie cutter being printed!

Mrs. Swanson also came into the computer lab and had the students type poems that could be given to the moms along with the cookie cutters. The poems are very clever and creative! Here’s a couple of examples of their poems.

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And here are all the poems and cookie cutters, packaged and ready for delivery!

Mother's Day Gifts

We hope mom enjoys her new cookie cutter! (Note: the plastic used to print the cookie cutters may not be food safe, so it is suggested that you wrap the cookie cutter in foil or plastic wrap when using.)

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Disclosure: As a part of the Dremel 3D Idea Builder Ambassadors program, our school is receiving the use of the 3D40 printer for one year. If you are interested in learning more about the Dremel Idea Builder 3D40 printer, you may contact https://3dprinter.dremel.com/education-request.  I’d appreciate it if you noted Karen Bosch/this blog post as a referral in the comments/questions section at the bottom of the form.  Thanks!

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