There is something to be said about looking forward to things. We look forward to all sorts of things. I had a student come in and begin to open boxes from our recent book order, simply because he had been waiting for a book to arrive! Students from 1st block left to go on a field trip, and there is also anticipation in that, as well. A little something out of the norm, so to speak.
I've been online looking at the new Convergence schedule for this Fall. Convergence is a professional development opportunity for Media & Tech folks, and it happens twice a year. Being a "lone librarian", I look forward to these times where I can get with my people, and have some fun learning and sharing. I think that it's necessary to get out there and spend some time with others in this way. I am looking forward to providing some professional development for my colleagues during one of the sessions. Scary and exciting stuff!!
Beyond that, however, it is a quiet day...and it is Friday. We've been looking forward to that, all week long!
Happy Friday, everyone!
It's been too long since the last blog posting! I know because I say to myself, every day, "Blog...you need to blog...are you going to blog?", and I find that I have just had too much going on to get to it. No good excuses!
So, here come the SGD kids into the Media Center to ask for help in making game pieces using the 3D printer, which was great fun! Lot's of challenges, but lots of childish moments, as well. When the printer decided to not be happy about printing certain game pieces (read: it quit in the middle of these print jobs, and would "air print", so, we had to figure that out...), and we were running out of time to get pieces modeled, I decided that this was THE perfect moment to break out the 3Doodler 3D pens!
Okay...the reality is that this was going to be fun. The pumpkins that were not complete on the top? Well, put leafy green tops on them! The corn that was not allowed to "grow" to its full height? Well, just add to them! After all was said and done, they were easy fixes, and the end result was more personal. Besides, each piece is now unique!
After all this excitement, we looked over, and the pens just beckoned for us to come... and play. What could we make? How does it work? What is the learning curve? Students pulled out the instructions, and played! Above are a few images of some of the crude renderings. They were so much fun to make! Come by and give it a try!
And now, our inner child is at peace!!
Jill D. Ray
As Big Al would say, The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.