Post-truth — I sincerely hope not!

A number of years ago, while a student in Central Michigan University’s MA program, the prof entered the classroom on day one apologizing profusely. We checked the time on the wall clock, double checked on wristwatches and on cell phones. No, she was not late so what was it? She...Read more

3D Printer

I expect delivery of a 3D Printer in August, 2020; officially described as: Artillery®Sidewinder X1 3D Printer 300 × 300 × 400mm print size support for resume printing [after power loss] filament run-out detection quiet operation  Reviews are good and YouTube videos impressive; filament spools are available in different...Read more

CNC Router

Moving forward, it’s time to figure out how to purposefully use a CNC router. There is no room at home for this so I’ll deploy this at the school (though I do retain ownership rights). After doing some research this is the one I selected. Made in China, reviews of...Read more

Robot First Aid Day – with Celt-X (FRC 5406)

Many thanks to the Celt-X for their hospitality on Sunday, March 1, 2020 – they hosted a first aid day to help First Robotics teams with ailing robots. Ours was a controller problem with the Spark MAX controllers (we have not used them before) and we were able to get this...Read more

Vimy

by Dr. Peter Gehbauer, Captain, Royal Canadian Artillery (Inspired by In Flanders Fields by Dr. John McCrae, Lieutenant Colonel, Canadian Army Medical Corps) Beyond barbed wire row on row    in trenches, bunkers lies the foe. Pockmarked landscape guns have touched    mixed earth and death,       outreaching hands, bayonets...Read more

What is your Philosophy of Education?

Although you may not think so, you have a philosophy of education. It’s there just under the surface, unseen, but affecting every decision you make as a teacher or life-long learner. Do you see learners as: blank slates on which to write; empty cups to fill; or, flames to be...Read more