This year in Grade Seven Industrial Arts we completed a unit on drafting as well as wood and
shop safety. In the final half of the year we were in the wood shop. Throughout all of these units the students were using critical thinking when it came to measuring, drawing, lay out, shop safety, cutting and assembly as well as design. While drafting was fairly individualized, the wood shop environment emphasized collaboration while measuring, cutting, drilling and assembly.
In Food Studies 7 and 8 students already have the basic background so I really like Food Studies 9 to be all about creating – providing them with the end result and having them think through the process to create that desired result. So long as they are able to explain their process and meet the criteria there are few limitations put on them. Students view videos on cake decorating, we discuss varieties of cakes, purposes for learning to cake decorate and do some searches of different designs and ideas to get a feel for what they would like to learn. We then get a cake decorator in (locally we have 2!) and they do a demo of simple basics and they get time to practice. We then have a Cake Boss day where they decorate their cake in a time limit and are judged by volunteer teachers.
This course replaces the former CPT; Computer Production Technology course.
A Kindersley Composite School Student recently won second place in the WorkSafe Saskatchewan 2012 Youth Video Contest. The contest is an initiative by WorkSafe Saskatchewan to raise awareness and knowledge among youth about workplace health and safety issues. Students from across Saskatchewan were invited to submit an original 3-minute video on workplace safety.
A WorkSafe Saskatchewan committee adjudicated nominations based on the students’ creativity and originality in story development, production value, video effects and the video’s overall workplace health and safety message.
Grade 12 student, Vanessa Klassen took second place with her video “Life is Not a Video Game”, that was submitted by teacher Lisa Padberg. As the second place winner she receives $700 and KCS will receive $1000.00. The Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board will present the student and school prizes in June.
Saskatchewan statistics indicate that youth (aged 15-24) are 20 per cent to 30 per cent more likely to have an injury than workers of any other age are. WorkSafe Saskatchewan’s youth strategy is to educate and influence the health and safety beliefs and behaviours of youth to achieve a reduction in injuries.
2013 video contest information will be available in August.
For more information, visit: http://www.worksafesask.ca/
In an effort to incorporate Blended Learning Strategies into my PAA 6/7 class I investigated multiple interface options including Moodle and Class Notebook. After consulting the Technology Coaches, a decision was made to use OneNote Class Notebook, as the grade 6/7 class had just been introduced to their Sun West email and having one access location was ideal. OneNote is an extension of the Sun West email and thus could be accessed from anywhere. In addition, OneNote Class Notebook allows me to see all student work. Students only have access to their own work and work in the shared workspaces. Google Sketchup was used as the CAD program. This program is available for free download, thus students could have the program at home.
In summary, the purpose of this artifact was to increase the amount of group collaboration and critical thinking in my PAA classes. Typically in my PAA class, students pick a project and follow strict plans that will lead to their resulting projects. This group activity will require students to collaborate and think critically in order to come up with their own way to accomplish a simple task.
If you like to play music on your cell phone you’ll find lots to love about this wooden phone amplifier. It provides an attractive platform to cradle your phone while playing music, and it boosts the sounds level by 8-10 dB (decibels) while also distributing the sound around the room using a megaphone style sound enhancement.
As an added bonus, the project includes clever cable routing so that the amplifier can also be used as a charging station.
This is a YouTube video hosted by Kevin Gawletz, the Industry Education Co-ordinator, where he chats with Spencer Vandenburg about being a hunting and fishing guide. In the video Spencer outlines his journey as he has developed a successful career as a guide for hunting and fishing.
Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they've learned!
Projects let students take what they’ve learned, put it all together and show off a little of their own creativity and personality.
1. Create a website
2. Create a screencast video
3. Make a single multimedia webpage
4. Connect with a cause
5. Create an infographic
6. Create a series of podcasts
7. Do a genius hour-style project
8. Create an annotated collection
9. Tell it as a story
10. Make an explainer video
- Agriculture Studies
- Arts Education
- Computer & Digital Technologies
- English Language Arts
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Practical & Applied Arts
- Computer Science
- Social Studies
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Use this game to learn and improve how you read a standard English ruler (also called an inch ruler, customary ruler, imperial ruler). Check out the option for reading a metric ruler as well.
Great for enhancing carpentry skills or for measurement in math!
Before starting any project, make sure your table saw and miter saw are cutting straight and square with this easy "one-board" test.