Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cool things to check out and make!


At Albemarle County Public Schools, I work with some really intelligent people who make really awesome things with their kids.  Here are some things I haven't had the chance to try out ... yet!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mr. Barber is absent on May 5th


W.L.H.W.
8:50– 9:15
In studio 15a
1st Block, Planning
9:15-10:34
1st Block, Planning
Careers & Academies 7
10:38-11:20
7thGr 2nd Block, 1st half
Engineering Technology 7
11:22-12:05
7thGr 2nd Block, 2nd half
Need to escort 7th graders down to the gym past Mrs. Rigby’s Room. They should stay together and with you.
12:05-12:41
7th grade Break & Lunch
They need a pass to go anywhere else.  They leave their backpacks in here during lunch.
Programming & Coding 6
12:43-1:24
6thGr 3rd Block, 1st half
Creative Design 6
1:27-2:08
6thGr 3rd Block, 2nd half
Engineer Build 8
2:11-2:52
8thGr 4th Block, 1st half
Mechatronics (HS)
2:54-3:36
8thGr 4th Block, 2nd half
5th block pulls / Walton Wrapup
3:38-4:05
Instruct any students that show up to report to study hall
BLUE DAY Careers & Academies 7
  1. No one can go in the woodshop or use the lasercutter.
  2. Students are working in their groups, researching how to present a digestive disorder like a doctor would present to a patient.
  3. Miles, Malcolm, and Christian need to check their emails … they might want to go interview Mrs. Capps … they are allowed to borrow a video camera and tripod to do that. They need to be back before 11:15 to plug the camera in and save the video to their laptops
  4. Amya and Alyssa might want to go interview Mrs. Collier … they are allowed to borrow a video camera and tripod to do that. They need to be back before 11:15 to plug the camera in and save the video to their laptops
BLUE DAY Engineering Technology 7
  1. Everybody has been working in the wood shop with me, but no one can work in the woodshop or with any tools, including the lasercutter.
  2. David, should be working on his Arduino Illustrator sketch on his laptop or a CTE laptop.  If he borrows a computer mouse, he needs to return it at the end of class.
  3. Students ARE allowed to get luan from the shop and trace it in here using the LCD projector, but they are NOT allowed to use saws, drills, tools, etc. while a sub is here, only a pencil and working IN the classroom, not the wood shop. Reagan is allowed to shade in on her plywood.
  4. All other students should open up a google doc called “TOOLS” & share it with jbarber@k12albemarle.org
  5. Students need to look up what these tools are, a pic AND a definition would be GREAT!
      1. Japanese Saw
      2. Scroll Saw
      3. Lathe
      4. Drill press
      5. Drill Chuck
      6. Drill Chuck Key
      7. Band Saw
      8. Mitre Saw
      9. Belt sander
      10. Orbital sander
      11. Wrench
      12. Pliers
      13. Allen wrench
      14. Students need to tell me how big a 2x4 actually is and how big a 2x6 actually is

BLUE DAY Programming and Coding 6
  1. No one can go in any of the other rooms or use the lasercutter.
  2. Because it’s Friday, students are allowed to play Scratch games the whole period.
  3. (or they can work on their Pong Game … we are presenting Pong Remixes next class)

BLUE DAY Creative Design 6 1:26-2:08
  1. Please take roll and send it down to the Main Office!
  2. No one can go in any of the other rooms or use the lasercutter.
  3. Students should open up a google doc called “TOOLS” & share it with jbarber@k12albemarle.org
  4. Students need to look up what these tools are, a pic AND a definition would be GREAT!
    1. Japanese Saw
    2. Scroll Saw
    3. Lathe
    4. Drill press
    5. Drill Chuck
    6. Drill Chuck Key
    7. Band Saw
    8. Mitre Saw
    9. Belt sander
    10. Orbital sander
    11. Wrench
    12. Pliers
    13. Allen wrench
  5. Students need to tell me how big a 2x4 actually is and how big a 2x6 actually is
  6. If they finish A-M and #5, they are allowed to play games.

BLUE DAY Engineer Build 8 2:11-2:52
  1. No one can go in any of the other rooms or use the lasercutter.
  2. Students have been designing an Adobe Illustrator logo that we lasercut when I’m here.  It should include a Colt silhouette and the words “Paul H. Cale Elementary” and “Home of the Colts” (ShaneP, KetiaA, KaeliP, KatelynW, JenniferD, AliyahR, and CamW still need to finish this)
  3. EVERYONE needs to add 4 small RGB Red circles (ellipses) to the “corners” for us to attach their birch cutout to a podium with screws.
  4. If they get done with their logo completely, they should save it to their desktop and ALSO to the student share drive in my folder. I will lasercut on Tuesday!
  5. If you finish, they are allowed to play games on their laptops.

BLUE DAY Mechatronics 2:54-3:36
  • No one can go in the woodshop or use the lasercutter.
  • All students need to go to your Google Sites website (should be accessible in your Google Drive).
  • You need to start a new tab/webpage & label it with what their Final Project is.
  • You need
    • plans
    • pics, especially a screencap of your 123d Design
    • a list of the materials they will need, complete with measurements of the dimensions
  • If you have any questions, ask each other! Especially Mikey!
  • PLEASE STACK THEIR CHAIRS AT ABOUT 3:33 OR SO TO HELP OUT THE CUSTODIANS.

Monday, February 27, 2017

DESIGN BRIEFS


You can copy and paste this for YOUR design brief:
1.Name

2. Product

3. Design Brief

4. For

5. Why Helpful

6. Specifications

7. Screencap

Remember: 
  • 6”x5” means six inches by five inches
  • 16’ means 16 feet
  • 14 mm mean fourteen millimeters … remember it is the same as 1.4 cm or centimeters

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Good place to start! Quick links


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ENGINEERING- Inspiration for your useful CAD?:
SIGNUP HERE for your Useful CAD idea 

or your Screencast-O-Matic "How to"

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6TH GRADE CODING (working on Scratch Card lessons for 8 pts and then tricking them out for 2-3 pts!): https://scratch.mit.edu/pdfs/cards/Scratch2Cards.pdf 

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CAREERS & ACADEMIES

Monday, September 26, 2016

Walton Middle School (in pictures)

I participated in an interview process, and it struck me when one of the candidates mentioned how hard it is to find a picture of Walton Middle School online. I had my 7th graders take a whole bunch of pictures, one inside and one outside of what they thought would be good to have online to represent our school.  Then they used BeFunky.com to quickly add a filter or effect to each of their pics.  Below is their work, both edited and #NoFilter ... if you prefer videos, I have uploaded it to Walton's YouTube Channel as well: https://youtu.be/9oWGE-f-fw4