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Mr. Benshoof’s Remote Learning Senior Design


Welcome to a new experience: Remote Senior Design.  It’s certainly not ideal, but we’ll do the best we can to finish our class without being able to meet in person!  Here you’ll find all of the online resources that we’ll use to cover topics while we can’t meet together.  If these resources don’t work for you, you can also contact Lathrop high school (907-456-7794) and arrange to pick up paper assignments instead!

I’m here to help you out in any way I can.  Feel free to e-mail or join me for a video-chat anytime throughout the week.  I can help with our class, other classes your in, or if you just want to say hi!

 

E-MAIL             Zoom Info in Your E-mail

 Complete the Week 4 Video Scavenger Hunt! 

WHAT IS REMOTE LEARNING?

Well, “Remote Learning” is what happens when we can’t meet together in school.  Instead of having regular class like we’re used to, some of us will be learning at home on computers, others will be learning at WiFi hotspots on our phones, and others will be learning using pencil and paper as we read about the topics and try out practice problems.

In short: Remote Learning means making sure that YOU continue to learn cool stuff no matter where you are!

There’s no doubt we’re in challenging times.  Make the most of your school time at home, take care of your family, and keep looking for fun ways to apply the digital electronics you know!

Mr. Benshoof is here and happy to help throughout the week.

ZOOM MEETING

You can join Mr. Benshoof in a video call any day of the week!  We have optional “Virtual Classes” throughout the week based on what period you’re in:

First Period – MONDAYS 10:30-11:30

Second Period – WEDNESDAYS 10:30-11:30

Third Period – FRIDAYS 10:30-11:30

Fourth Period – MONDAYS 11:40-12:40

In addition, Mr. Benshoof has “Virtual Office Hours” on Zoom from 1-2pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and also from 10am – 2pm on Tues & Thurs.

Check your student e-mail for Zoom login information!

TINKERCAD

Join our class on Tinkercad with class code:

KG1Z-LMBM-FGXK

Week 7 Remote Learning Tasks: May 11 - May 15

Welcome to the final week of remote learning for engineering, Spring 2020 edition! This week you need to:

  • Wrap up your individual project, or at least your current progress on it.  Haven’t started a project?  It’s not too late!  Have a cool idea of something fun and easy and get working!
  • Communicate your work with Mr. Benshoof!  Share what you’ve been working on via email, with pictures, video, or by Zoom.  Mr. Benshoof wants to compile stories of your ongoing engineering work from home for a “Virtual Remote Learning Engineering Showcase” at the end of the week.  So now’s the time to share what you’ve ben doing in some way!
  • Even though the school year ends Friday, check back to this website this coming weekend to see the virtual showcase!
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead? The work of an engineer never stops!  Keep going this summer by building, designing, and making cool things.  Want some help on your project?   Mr. Benshoof is always available by e-mail (even over the summer) to give you some advice or send cool new resources your way.  Thanks for all your hard work this last quarter, and keep engineering!

Week 6 Remote Learning Tasks: May 4 - May 8

Welcome to week 6 and a chance for your individual project! This week you need to:

  • Now, take some time to consider a new (and short) individual project!
  • This week is open to design and complete your own small engineering project from home.  You’ll need to start by identifying a cool thing to work on, making a simple plan for completion, and then working to make some progress.
  • If you can, take a few pictures or short video about your work as you go!
  • Want help organizing your ideas?  Use the attached planning sheet to guide your work!
  • Next week we’ll look at sharing your progress and what you’ve been working on
  •  OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead? Next weeek we’ll wrap up the semester by sharing what you’ve been working on in your at-home remote individual project.  Think about what kinds of pictures or video you might be able to share to let people see the cool thing you were working on.

Week 5 Remote Learning Tasks: April 27 - May 1

Welcome to a time for individual projects! This week you need to:

  • (You can use the attached assignment sheet to guide your work this week!)
  • Do some brainstorming about what your personal project could be.  Come up with at least 10 ideas for something fun. crafty, engineering-y that you could work on from home!
  • Make a plan for what steps you would need to go through to make your project cool and awesome over the next few weeks.
  • Let Mr. Benshoof know what your plan is and get started!  Try and make the first little bit of progress on your project in these next few days.
  • OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Keep working on that project!  The more time and effort you can put into this project, the better it’ll be and the more proud you’ll be of the final result!

Week 4 Remote Learning Tasks: April 20 - April 24

This week you need to:

  • This is a perfect week to wrap up our design process with your design process solution!
  • If you haven’t, sign up for Tinkercad.  You can “Sign in with Google” to connect your Tinkercad account to your school district e-mail account. Then, join our class using classcode: KG1Z-LMBM-FGXK This will link your Tinkercad work to Mr.Benshoof’s Tinkercad account. 
  • Now, take the time to make a 3D model of your proposed solution!  Take the time to make it a good model – the kind of thing you’re proud of!
  • Mr. Benshoof will be able to check your Tinkercad work to see how it goes!
  • OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Keep playing in Tinkercad.  You’ll have a variety of engineering options next week, and if you like it you can continue to work with Tinkercad.

Week 3 Remote Learning Tasks: April 13 - April 17

This week you need to:

  • If you didn’t finish it last week, complete the Engineering Design Process assignment.  To do this, think of a “pain-point” that you experience at home or at work.  Then, work through our Engineering Design Process to develop a solution to the problem!
     View the Assignment
  • Next, sign up for Tinkercad.  You can “Sign in with Google” to connect your Tinkercad account to your school district e-mail account. Then, join our class using classcode: KG1Z-LMBM-FGXK This will link your Tinkercad work to Mr.Benshoof’s Tinkercad account.  That way he’ll be able to view your work easily and give help!
  • Now, take the time to 3D model the solution you came up with!  This is a big challenge, but one I know you can handle!  Use Tinkercad to make a 3D model of you prototype.  Be as precise as you can be, but I know it’s a new tool, and it will take some getting used to.
  • Mr. Benshoof will be able to check your Tinkercad work to see how it goes!
  • OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Keep working in Tinkercad.  Next week we’ll keep adding cool details to our Tinkercad designs.  We’ll also have a chance to try new things in Tinkercad – so the more practice you get with it, the better!

Week 2 Remote Learning Tasks: April 6 - April 10

 You don’t have to print any of these unless you want to.  They’re all designed to be viewed on a screen and then done either electronically or on scratch paper.

This week you need to:

  • Sign up for Air Table!  It’s free and you can use your school district e-mail to get connected.  This will help us share information back and forth about assignments, questions, and support.
  • Complete the Engineering Design Process assignment.  To do this, think of a “pain-point” that you experience at home or at work.  Then, work through our Engineering Design Process to develop a solution to the problem!
     View the Assignment
  • You can choose to write up your engineering work on scratch paper and e-mail a picture, write it into a Google Doc and share it with me, or print the pages and write on those before dropping the papers off at the school.  Whatever works for you, works for me!
  • OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  Sign up for TinkerCad OR download Autodesk Fusion 360 and start playing!  We’ll try and create some 3D models next week of your design solutions from this week.  So the sooner you’re familiar with TinkerCad the better!

Week 1 Remote Learning Tasks: March 30 - April 3

 You don’t have to print any of these unless you want to.  They’re all designed to be vieed on a screen and then done either electronically or on scratch paper.

This week you need to:

  • Complete the Home Engineering Scavenger Hunt in Google Sheets!
     View the Assignment          Use The Google Sheet Link
  • Complete the Engineering Design Brainstorming Challenge!
     View the Assignment          Use The Google Sheet Link
  • Complete the Design Drawing Blueprint! Share it with Mr. Benshoof if you can! (e-mail, Google Docs, etc)
     View the Assignment
  • OPTIONAL:  Join Mr. Benshoof in our online class period this week by video chat!  Use the Zoom link in the purple box above to log in at the right time for your class period.  It’ll be fun, we’ll play a game, do some brainstorming, and there won’t be any homework 🙂

Have questions while you’re learning and working?  Video-chat with Mr. Benshoof during his office hours any day!  Check the purple box above for more info.

Want to get ahead?  The rest of our class will focus on the engineering Design Process and using that process to solve problems.  The more you’re thinking about solving various problems with the Engineering Design Process the better!

CONTACT MR. BENSHOOF                          christopher.benshoof@k12northstar.org                       ZOOM (10am-2pm Daily): Check Your E-mail!