TEA Strand for Tech Fellows: January 2017

TEA Technology Strand: Session III: New Technologies
2/15/17: Wednesday: 9 am – noon
O’Leary Instructional Technology Sandbox and Rm 140/O’Leary

Michelle Scribner MacLean, Clinical Faculty, Graduate School of Education
William Suppa UMass Lowell IT Staff

Instructional Technology

1. Visit to the UML Teaching Sandbox
2. Introduction and examples from Google Class 3. Overview of Google Expedition 

Session IV

TEA Technology Strand: 3D Thinking
2/22/17: Wednesday: 9 am – noon
UMass Lowell Maker Center: North Campus

Facilitator: John Robert Mulligan, Center Director

Unit: 3D Thinking Lesson #: 1 of 1 Date: 10/26/16

Targeted proficiency level: This lesson is intended to be delivered to students with a limited background in 3D design.

Expectations for Learning/Mastery Objectives: Students will be able to analyze 3D design situations. Students will be introduced to the concepts of Process and Procedure in 3D product development. Students will be able to apply these concepts by the end of the class.

As a result of our class today you will be able to create solutions to 3D problem solving situations

Assessment: Students will complete a simple 3D design and modelling project to complete the class.

Materials and Resources: A small drafting surface and hand drafting tools for each student, a laptop with 3D modelling software installed, 3D printers, two laser cutters, one or two small format CNC machines. Various modelling samples and procedure sheets to demonstrate the application of the concepts. Overhead projection equipment with audio support.

Accommodations/Extensions: All FAL 102 makerspace workspaces, tooling, and equipment are ADA compliant and accessible for persons with disabilities. All exercise are designed to be scaled for different learning styles and individual learning needs.


Activator: This lesson activator will be a several short video clips introducing various ways of approaching 3D problem solving. These clips are followed by a series of prompted questions.

Activity 1: I will then introduce the five fundamental elements of 3D thinking.


Activity 2: We will break into small groups (ideally five). Each group will dissect and evavluate one aspect of 3D thinking. Each group will present on their element


Activity 3: Students will then use the available tools to solve a 3D design problem with the help of the instructor and the TAs.


Summarizer: Students will pair up and decide the most important thing they learned today. If time is allotted, they will present their important concept.

Homework: N/A

Next Steps: Students will be made aware of other online tools and resources. Students should incorporate these things into their future work.