April 26, 2017
Instructor
Mike Hathorn
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hathornm@hartfordschools.net
802-295-8610 Ext. *2148



Technology At Hartford High School

The goal of the technology curriculum at Hartford High School is to turn consumers of technology into creators using technology.


STEM Club

The Hartford High School STEM club encourages all students to create, explore, design, problem solve, plan, improve and innovate. The club focuses on robotics, rocketry, 3D design, 3D printing and general geekery. Our current projects include a 3D printed rocket, a computer turned refrigerator, quadcopter, repurposing encyclopedias, tinkering, video game system repair. Currently, our president, senior, Conor Joyce organizes weekly STEM club meetings to discuss current and future projects. This club has an active and growing roster of interested students. This change helps to inspire students to become more creative and work toward their personal learning goals. With the end result having students become creators with technology instead of consumers of technology.

 

Digital 3D Modeling & 3D Printing 1                                          1 credit

Course number: 1216

Open to: Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None

Scheduled: 1 Block        Fall / Spring

Turn your ideas into reality. By using the 3D modeling CAD(computer aided design) software SketchUp, learn to create both assigned and original designs. Once your design is complete, learn how to take that design and convert into a 3D printed model using plugins and a Makerbot 3D printer. Following your design from model to print will allow you to go through real-world problem solving and optimization applications in order to see your vision become a reality.

 

Digital 3D Modeling & 3D Printing 2 (Advanced)                      1 credit

Course number: 1219

Open to: Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: 3D Modeling to Print 1

Scheduled: 1 Block        Fall / Spring

Taking the skills mastered in 3D Modeling to Print 1, using SketchUp and Makerbot Desktop learn to take your 3D designs to the next level. Learn how to reverse engineer items and take them from finished products to 3D designs then redesign them to make something new or better. Through this course you will also help train other students in modeling and printing. Learning how to teach the software further improves your skills with the software. The primary focus of this course will be to complete high quality 3D prints for use or for prototyping and create tutorials for future use.

 

Digital Research and Design 
1 credit

Course number: 1217

Open to: Grades 9-12

Prerequisite:  None

Scheduled: 1 Block        Fall / Spring

Using computer software and apps such as iMovie, YouTube, Docs, Sites, SketchUp, Prezi, etc., learn to research a topic and create an original digital presentation to showcase your ideas. Some of your exciting research and design projects will include website design, video creation, video game review/walkthrough, write, direct, proper use of social media, and edit your own movie.  This course will give you the basics you need to be able to convey your research, ideas and information in a way that can reach the online digital world.  Students enrolled in this course can choose to earn either a Social Studies or Technology credit.


Technology and Design Innovations                                          1 credit

Course number: 1218

Open to: Grades 10-12

Prerequisite: 3D modeling and 3D printing or Digital Research and Design

Scheduled: 1 Block       Fall / Spring

Technology and Design Innovations supports high level student-generated, collaborative responses to real world problems through the use of available technology to plan, design, and implement solutions using a Design Thinking model.   For example students may be challenged to understand the concept of “green living” through the exploration and creation of alternative energy sources.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of “invention” (a process of turning ideas and imagination into devices and systems) and “innovation” (the process of modifying an existing product or system to improve it).  The use of Video, digital design, robotics and 3D printing will be used to show student designs.

 
 
Technology in Action
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