Thursday, June 30, 2011
Laying of the lattice
Along those lines I will have to say that I am finding the Town Lattice Truss bridge design to be more and more the ideal project for 21st Century Learning. A good mix of hands on task work and higher level thinking. Something for everyone in a class of Technology students where their performance has real meaning and consequences. Don't get me wrong, sure a coffee table or gun cabinet is complicated and significant to the student that makes it but most high school "shop" projects are not. The students realize this and perform accordingly.
Puzzler - How many students could work on this bridge at a time?
Tech Vocab - Designer, CAD Draftsman, Engineer, Purchasing, Logistics, Material Handler, Carpenter, Helper, Supervisor, Project Manager, Scheduler, Publicity, Accountant