During this webinar, attendees considered the different strategies used by three teachers to support students as they engage with different elements of a design process in their own school context. The three teachers focused on three Junior Cycle Key Skills – Communicating, Being Creative and Managing Information and Thinking
During this webinar, teachers listened to how two teachers in different schools approach teaching and learning in Applied Technology at the start of an academic year. There was also a focus during the webinar for teachers to then consider opportunities to enhance teaching and learning in their own school context.
During this webinar, two teachers discuss how they have created and use the learning environments to support student learning in their school context.
In April and May 2022, a collaboration between ATU Connemara and Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) took place which explored effective use of Laser cutters/engravers in the suite of Technology subjects. Throughout the live events, a number of topics were explored with teachers. Below, you will find some recorded videos which capture the essence of the type of material explored during these events.
Note 1: It is important to remember at all times to follow the user manual for any equipment and/or software associated with a Laser cutter/engraver.
Note 2: It is important to note that schools do not need to possess a laser cutter in order for the curriculum to be experienced by their students. There are many other ways in which the Junior Cycle curriculum and the Key Skills can be experienced by students.
The recordings below explore the following areas:
Video 1 – CorelDRAW introduction, inserting text and text adjustments, increasing image quality
Video 2 – Raster and vector engraving, screen to machine introduction, power and speed settings
Video 3 – General maintenance and troubleshooting
Video 1 – Opening AutoCAD and basic settings
Video 2 – Creating Geometry in AutoCAD
Video 3 – Creating layers within AutoCAD for laser cutting
Video 4 – Importing freehand sketches to AutoCAD
Video 5 - Importing models from Solidworks to AutoCAD
This workshop was designed to support SLAR facilitators of all subjects. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill teacher's facilitation skills, to understand fundamentals of the SLAR process and to aid them in preparing, implementing and reflecting on the SLAR process.