Data-Logging and the Student – A Bridge to Analytical Thinking

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Consider taking your lab outside! In this setting a student can observe, with his or her senses, the changes in wind speed, the humidity in the air, smells, sounds, and even relative temperature; in short, the student can observe data around them. Data gathered in this manner has lead to the development of important scientific theories and breakthroughs.

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Wacom’s Cintiq Tablet – a Valuable Tool for Professionals across Industries

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Wacom has created a good resource for designers to create, connect and share their work in the Wacom community, http://community.wacom.com/. The community features groups on Photography, Illustration, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Motion & Sound and Mixed Media. Within the various groups, you will find best practices, advanced techniques, recommendations, advice and feedback on your designs and how to work with your Wacom tablet.

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True Robotics Made Simple with fischertechnik

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The fischertechnik construction system is widely used in schools for teaching all sorts of STEM Education (i.e. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts, from the principles of Dynamics and Statics, to the fundamentals of electronics, to how renewable energy is created and used. But one of the most prominent uses of fischertechnik is in the area of Mechatronics, aka Robotics and Programming.

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Teaching Technical Success – Spotlight on Jean Varnier Catholic High School

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Robotics is a term used by everyone; thrown around and over emphasized. Students at Jean Vanier in the York Catholic District School Board, however, understand robotics and define it as success and forward movement. Teacher Andy Persad has taken a fledgling robotics program with Vex robotics and has already equipped his students with the skills that will make them the next robotics experts for NASA and ABB.

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AutoCAD WS 2011-Free Mobile App!!!

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Formerly, “Project Butterfly” from Autodesk Labs, the release of AutoCAD WS web and mobile application for AutoCAD software lets you view, edit, and share 2D DWG drawings through all major web browsers or mobile device. Now you have the freedom to work anywhere and with anyone.

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‘Tis the Season for a band of cycling Santas!

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As the Holiday Season approaches, many people are in need and many wonderful acts of kindness & generosity are made. I’d like to take this opportunity to put a spotlight on one of Studica’s own, Steve Rice. Here’s the story of what he and the other members of the Fats in the Cats Bicycle Club did to help others.

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