11/14 - Mrs. Walton - Sub for David Ballinger
11/28 - Planning Meetings (Team) 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
11/29 - Planning Meetings (ELA Content) 6th grade, 7th grade, 8th grade
TAC (Technical Assistance Coordinator)
RCMS School Homepage
Circulation Total 1,311
OverDrive Checkouts 147 - always in the top ten of all middle schools in Greenville County
Collaborated with 7 Classes and 28 Teachers (out of 39 instructors) = 80%
Highlights were: 6th/7th/8th Grade lunchtime book clubs met (Read independently for sustained periods of time to build stamina/Participate in discussions; ask probing questions and share evidence that supports and maintains the focus of the discussion./), NoodleTools Citation for 7th Grade ELA (Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources/Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation), Flipster eMagazine use increased 139%, Borderland Comics visit, Bagels and Books, Erin's Law presentation, Library Aware webinar and free trial, accessibility PD, principals' meeting/luncheon, team meeting observations, ELA content planning/PD meeting observations.
7 hours of combined PD
Coming Up: Educator Certification for Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship, Re-apply for Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship School Certification, Consult with Counseling Services on readers' advisory for boys at risk, LibGuides migration to new server, Hour of Code with 6th grade math classes on Fun Friday/Dec. 1, Defined Stem PD at Roper Mountain Science Center, Chromebook 1:1 PD at Roper Mountain Science Center, Hour of Code with 8th Grade math class, Examination of new AASL Standards/Future Ready Framework, Launch of 3D printing for faculty/content areas/classrooms (see policies/procedures below), Makerspace classroom lesson on Kumihimo weaving/braiding with Ms. Carter's art classes (a first - Makerspace foray into the classroom).
3D printing policies and procedures
Ralph Chandler Middle School
Policies and Procedures for 3D Printing – 2017-2018 School Year
The RCMS Makerspace 3D printer is available to students, faculty, and staff, to make three dimensional objects, in plastic, using a design that is uploaded from a digital computer file.
I. The library’s 3D printer may be used for lawful purposes only. Users will not be permitted to use the library’s 3D printer to create material that is:
• Prohibited by local, state or federal law.
• Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the library environment.
• In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, the printer will not be used to reproduce material that is subject to copyright, patent or trademark protection.
II. The library reserves the right to refuse any 3D print request.
III. Cost: 3D printing at the library will cost $.15 per gram to offset the cost of the filament.
IV. Items printed from the 3D printer that are not picked up within 7 days will become the property of the library. Items must be picked up by the individual who printed them.
V. Only library personnel may operate the 3D printer.
VI. Supervision of the use of the 3D printer by library staff does not constitute knowledge, or acknowledgement, of any unapparent final use of the 3D product, and the library specifically disclaims any knowledge thereof.
The procedure for printing from the Library’s 3D printer is as follows:
I. Design creation:
a. The 3D printer can be used with basic knowledge of Computer Assisted Drawing (CAD). Creating a new design requires an advanced knowledge of 3D modeling software products. Video tutorials that accompany CAD programs can be of assistance.
b. You are free to use any 3D modelling software for creating your 3D models (Some of the more popular are Tinkercad, SketchUp, and the only requirement is to be able to save or export the 3D model as a file format that is accepted by our software Cura. The preferred file format that is supported by Cura is: STL. Cura is our “slicing” software. Slicing takes a 3D model in the form of an STL file (in most cases) and translates it into something the 3D printer will understand – something called GCode in most cases.
c. Digital designs also are available from various file-sharing databases such as Thingiverse.com.
II. Submitting a design for printing:
a. Persons wanting to use the 3D printer shall email their print request, including a link to the file (if using a file-sharing database), or including an attached file (in .stl format) (no larger than 25 MB) to email@example.com. Users are also welcome to present their file via a USB drive in person. An acknowledgement email will be sent in response to the request with a cost estimate and estimated time for completion of the job. If the cost estimate is accepted with an email reply, staff will add the model to the printing queue. A completion email will be sent when the print is complete. The seven (7) day period in which the print job must be picked up will be assessed seven (7) days after the completion email was sent.
b. If there is high demand, the Library will schedule only one print per day per person or entity.
c. The files will be readied for printing in Cura software. Library personnel will view all files in Cura software before printing.
d. Wait/pickup time: Items may be picked up at the front circulation desk. It is sometimes difficult to estimate exact print times. Library staff will make an educated guess about the length of a job upon request. Please be aware that most jobs take at least two (2) hours.
III. Please note that procedures governing the use of the Library’s 3D printer are subject to change.
Ms. Cornish and Mrs. Walton
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