Next week I will be presenting at NAEA in NOLA! Woot! Getting so excited. They just informed us that they will connect a URL to our presentation for attendees to check out our shared files before, during and after… so here is the official NOLA post for the Toy Production Unit.
2-D to 3-D Toy Story: A Multi-Age Collaboration: In this Multi-grade collaborative project, students engage in 21st century skills by creating a toy prototype from concept to creation to packaging. Options for 3-D printer or Clay.
In this cross-grade collaborative project, students engage in 21st century skills by creating a toy prototype from concept to creation to packaging. Elementary school students are tasked with creating a concept sketch of a new toy design, middle school students then take the concept drawing to the computer and using the newest 3-D imaging software design a model for the toy. This model is then 3-D printed in multiples. High School graphic design students design and create the packaging to take this new toy to market. This real world project will engage problem solving skills, use new technologies and create a community building opportunity for students. Alternatives for using clay to create the toy prototype will be shared along with tips for using a 3-D printer with students.