We’re amazed seeing the way educators and students are stepping up to the challenge, and embracing continued learning opportunities online. As we’re all in the early stages of this time of adjustment, we wish to be of support to our local education community. Below are some amazing free online learning resources that have been made available by our partners during this difficult time. Please contact us for guidance on any of the solutions below. We are happy to help educators get up and running so our region’s students can continue to access STEM and CTE education opportunities right at home.
FOR K-12 STEM:
One of our favorite resources for introductory CAD education is TinkerCAD. Kids will love playing in this CAD sandbox and getting familiar with how to design an STL file.
We love exploring the information and videos on Festo’s Bionics4Education site. Visit a virtual Bionics Zoo and learn how nature inspires scientists to improve and innovate!
FOR CTE AND ENGINEERING STUDENTS:
Online 3D Printing Resources for Educators and Students from Stratasys
As we are all dealing with the current global pandemic, Stratasys is providing online resources for educators and students. Within this resource guide you will find:
✔ Learning more about 3D Printing
✔ Projects and Challenges
✔ Communities to join
Free Access to FESTO Mind-Sight Platform
FESTO has generously made their entire Mind-Sight platform, a SCORM-compliant learning content management system (LCMS), free of charge until July 2020.
This online software integrates tools such as efficiently building learning paths, delivering engaging lessons and monitoring student progress to ensure success. With dozens of available courses, your students can continue to learn about topics including:
✔ Electricity and Energy
✔ Industrial Technology
✔ Manufacturing Technology
✔ Many other topics are available
In addition, Festo is also offering free access to many simulation programs that will allow your students to conduct virtual hands-on activities in areas such as:
✔ Electricity and Motors
✔ Fluid Power
Contact email@example.com to request your free access to Mind-Sight eLearning or
contact us for a complimentary consultation.
Festo Webinar Series: Innovative eLearning Solutions for High-Tech Industrial Careers
Festo is also hosting weekly webinars on various Industry 4.0 related topics over the course of the month of April. For details on each session or to register click here. Sign-up closes 48 hours prior to each webinar.
Livestreams and Resource Center from TecQuipment
Our friends at TecQuipment have and are posting engaging live streams on their YouTube channel, demonstrating a variety of engineering applications, such as Materials Testing and Properties, Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and much more. Previous live streams are available to watch now.
TQ’s website is a rich source of helpful information, including biographies of important contributors in the field of engineering and science, and infographic posters charts explaining various engineering theories and laws.
Virtual CNC Training For Manufacturing Students:
Advanced Manufacturing students are invited to utilize Siemens Sinutrain resources: https://www.virtualcnc.com/cnc-certification.html
We wish our whole education community health and well-being during this difficult time, and hope to see you all very soon! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need any assistance in incorporating any of the resources mentioned, or to help in the effort to 3D print PPE.