3D Printing

Have you been thinking about 3D printing something for your classroom, lab, or just for fun but don’t know how to get started? There are a plethora of easy to use and inexpensive online services to help with that! Here are some we have found to help send you on your way to 3D printing bliss. PRINTABLE MATERIALS INCLUDE plastics: flexible, strong, detail, frosted, translucent, elastic metals: steel, sterling silver, brass, bronze, gold, platinum food: http://3dprintingindustry.com/food others: castable wax, sandstone, ceramics & more! FIND A 3D MODEL Yeggi is a search engine just for finding printable 3D models: http://www.yeggi.com BUILD A 3D [Read On…]

3D Printing

UPDATED JULY 24 Have you been thinking about 3D printing something for your classroom, lab, or just for fun but don’t know how to get started? There are a plethora of easy to use and inexpensive online services to help with that! Here are some we have found to help send you on your way to 3D printing bliss. HOW CAN 3D PRINTING BE USED FOR CLASS? Here are a few ideas for how 3D printing could be used in class: 1. Anthropology or history faculty could use 3D printed artifacts for examination and discussion prompting. 2. Engineering students could print [Read On…]

Print 3D from Photoshop CC

Approximate time: 5-10 minutes (plus time to create drawing)

This is a quickie tutorial on how to make a pair of 3D earrings in Photoshop CC and send them to a 3D printing service. Much of this is based on the information in this awesome tutorial from Adobe. 

Step 1 – Create a new Photoshop CC document

Use these settings (2 inches square is about the largest earring size you’d want):

Step 2 – Create a drawing

Create a drawing in Illustrator or Photoshop. I prefer using Illustrator for this because it is much better for working with vector shapes.

The important thing is that the lines are at least 3 pts wide.…

Visualization: Gorgeous Ways to Present Data Online

Learning environments where students are active creators can help foster engagement and a sense of accomplishment. If your students are involved in data analysis and presentation, using these exciting and interactive tools could help them get hooked on working with data. These online interfaces are extremely easy to use and accept data in a variety of formats.  Once completed, visualizations can be embedded into Blackboard or other website. In some cases, viewers of the figures can also interact with the data. CartoDB  CartoDB is a mapping, real-time analysis and visualization service for building spatial applications.   RAW RAW is an [Read On…]

Staff Appreciation Day 2014

Adobe InDesign

Presenter: Jennifer Moss, UAF eLearning, jlmoss@alaska.edu

During this 1 hour session we will walk step-by-step through the creation of a fictional 4 page 4.25″ x 5.5″ half-fold brochure using InDesign.

http://elearning.uaf.edu/go/indesign2014

Presentation Materials

Additional Resources

InDesign Templates

InDesign Training & Online Tutorials

    Adobe Classroom in a Book – InDesign CC

    WordPress: Getting Started

    Understanding the Back-End Last week’s Teaching Tip addressed why you might consider using an open platform, such as WordPress, for class materials and student interaction. This week, we’ll look at what you need to know to get started designing –your WordPress website on the Community server. THE DASHBOARD The Dashboard is where you can quickly get recent activity information about your site. Typically, this is the area you –will first see when you log into your WordPress site. SETTINGS Site settings should be addressed early in the site design. It is especially important to read through and set both the [Read On…]

    Museums in the Digital Age

    For iDesign Reading Group, I chose to read “Museums in the Digital Age“, a report from the ARUP group on the dynamic future of the museum. It talks about trends in content, interactivity, and new spaces that will be more reflective of our digital society.  Also discussed in this report are ideas for how museums must shift their offerings in order to remain viable in the community based on new and changing populations.  A student project was also included for envisioning future scenarios for non-traditional directions.

    The ARUP group are international and  independent designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists who are interested in pursuing advanced sustainable design.…

    Teaching Tip – HTML Basics

    HTML is the code behind what we see on web sites. Whether you realize it or not, every time you create online  (make a Blackboard entry, publish to a website, post on Facebook, comment on a blog, etc.) you are using HTML.   Web design has come a long way from the beginning when you had to hand code everything; usually we just have to fill out a form and our content magically appears. However, knowing some basic HTML can be really handy when you are trying to troubleshoot something that looks strange, for appearance, or for custom sites. Download [Read On…]