01 | Mr. D TOEFL Advanced/Integrative Lesson | Introduction to Maker Culture and 3-D Printing (Part 1 of 2)
This lesson was prepared for the TOEFL course at The College of Chicago http://thecollegeofchicago.com/
* Activate prior knowledge of maker culture and the 3-D Printing
* Use contextual clues, dictionaries and the American English corpus to learn new vocabulary words
* Practice speaking skills, focusing on fluency and sustained speech for independent TOEFL Speaking questions
* Practice note taking skills watching an authentic media video
* Develop integrative writing skills connecting ideas from the reading passage and the video
Directions | For all questions, prepare your response for 15 seconds and then speak for 45 seconds. Use reason and details in your response.
1 | Do you like to make things? What have you made?
2 | If people can print bicycles at home, what do you think will happen to companies who make bicycles? Is this a good or bad thing?
3 | If you could print out any object from your printer at home, what would you print? Why?
What are Makerspaces?
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1 | Please read the paragraph below and underline the words you do not know.
2 | Compare the words you do not know with your partner and try to determine their meaning.
3 | Talk with your partner(s) to find the definitions and proper usage of the words.
4 | Please write down 2 questions about the paragraph
The turn of the 21st century has signaled a shift in what types of skillsets have real, applicable value in a rapidly advancing world. In this landscape, creativity, design and engineering are making their way to the forefront of educational considerations as tools such as 3D printers, robotics, and 3D modeling web-based applications become accessible to more people. The question of how to renovate or repurpose classrooms to address the needs of the future is being answered through the concept of Makerspaces, or workshops that offer tools and the learning experiences needed to help people carry out their ideas. Makerspaces are intended to appeal to people of all ages, and are founded an openness to experiment, iterate, and create. The driving force behind Maker spaces is rooted in the Maker movement, a following comprised of artists, tech enthusiasts, engineers, builders, tinkerers, and anyone else who has a passion for making things. The formation of the movement stems from the success of the Maker Faire, a gathering that launched in 2006, and has since propagated itself into numerous community-driven events all over the world.
Maker culture. (2014, March 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:10, March 3, 2014
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1 | Please read and take notes on the article above.
Discover: History of MakerBot | 28 Nov 2012
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1 | Please watch and take notes on the video lecture linked above.
INTEGRATED ESSAY 1
Summarize the main points from the lecture, explaining how they are the results of the points made in the reading.
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