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Sunday, May 7 • 10:00am - 11:55am
City X: An Adventure in Creativity, Problem Solving, and 3D Printing

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CityX Slideshow - Google Slides 

City X is a free, online curriculum that challenges students to invent solutions that address the real-world problems faced by a group of humans who are attempting to settle an alien planet and found a city. The issues (represented by a character card) cover topics such as energy, transportation, health, and communication. Over the course of the project, students are guided through brainstorming an idea, creating a prototype for their invention, and then translating their prototype into a 3D printed object (an optional step). Given the dynamic, hands-on nature of the project, I plan to guide participants through an abridged version - they will be challenged to select a problem, brainstorm an invention and create a prototype during the first hour. In the second hour, participants will receive an introduction to Tinkercad, a free, online 3D printing software, and will be guided to create a keychain that can be exported and printed if they have access to a 3D printer when they leave the conference.

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Maya Bery

Library Media Specialist, Carlisle Public School
Maya Bery is in her fifth year of teaching as the library media specialist at the Carlisle Public School. She was a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Local Digital Innovator and is a past recipient of the Massachusetts School Library Association's President's Award. She has taught professional... Read More →

Sunday May 7, 2017 10:00am - 11:55am EDT
Hyannisport East 2nd Floor