Fab Lab Connect met with teachers and Fab Managers at Saint Joseph High School in Brooklyn this summer. They had an excellent experience putting together Curriculum for this school year.
But the feeling for the students at this all-girls Catholic high school was overwhelming excitement to start the school year, to use hands-on, project-based learning, especially with robots and drones.
The new school year promises to teach writing or “copying and pasting” code in sequences. The students learn how robots can perform actions such as speech and movement through the programming. And, they get use of Parrot Mambo to learn how to program drones using simple “drag and drop code” with the Tynker platform.
This past March, the students of SJHS built the Ultimaker 3D printing machine from scratch. And this summer, they got woodworking experience constructing the tables for the different stations of their School Fab Lab.
During workshops over the summer, students received purple tee-shirts – with “St. Joseph High School” and “Fab Lab Connect” printed on them – helping solidify the team.
The Curriculum subjects of the first few classes of the new school year are “Industrial Revolution,” “Intro to Fab Lab,” “Women in Tech” and “The Marshmallow Challenge.” Some of the upcoming topics include timely applications of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality.
We will continue to report on the curriculum and digital fabrication of the young women of Saint Joseph High School as they work in both subtractive and additive technology for education: 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, vinyl cutters, and CNC machines.
Past posts from FLC about SJHS:
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Established in 1904 in historic downtown Brooklyn, St. Joseph High School was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, New York. Today, the school provides academic rigor and excellent college and career preparation to young women with diverse backgrounds and faiths from all five boroughs of New York City.
St. Joseph High School site – STEM Program