Engineering is designing solutions to problems.
Often times engineers need to showcase and share their ideas. Graphic design is a great way to make your ideas pop. Here are some ways to be introduced to graphic design. Photopea.com is a free web-based Photoshop.
Audio Engineering and Editing
Sound editing and audio engineering are everywhere. It is in our favorite movies, shows, apps, and games. Here is a free professional sound editing program you can use. It has to be installed on a PC or a Mac. If you’re looking for a web-based program for students to be able to access with all devices, then look into soundtrap.com. Soundtrap.com also allows for collaboration. There is a cost once the 30 day trial expires.
Download Audacity here: https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity.html
For the below lesson, I recorded a fake secret message, then scrambled it and share with the students.
Here is a link to get you started on soundtrap.com
Here is a link to help students create a loop beat on
Here’s a link teaching students how to create their own ringtone for their phone using soundtrap.com
Video editing can be a very important way to showcase your work and ideas. Here is a free web-based video editor that can be used across different devices. There are even collaborative features to allow for teams to work on the same files. Check out Wevideo.com.
How to make the teacher look like they are flipping and landing a water bottle.
Engineering is everywhere!
Engineering and STEM is literally everywhere. It’s in our phones, it’s our phones, the table you use and the car that gets you from place to place. It’s the apps we use and the fans that cool us down. The pen and pencil? Yes, that’s STEM as well
Design and Architecture
Introduction to Sketchup.com architecture for schools. You and your students can sign in with Google or Microsoft.
Intro to Sketchup and Design a pool
Design a house next to the pool
Get started with TinkerCAD.com
Design your own.
After you create 3D projects, you save them as an STL files and then move them to a slicer like Cura.com
Other Great Tools:
—Figma.com allows students to create mock mobile device apps.
—Coding and Virtual Reality. You can purchase cospaces.io licenses and students can create virtual content and code it. They then can wear an Oculus 2 VR headset and be immersed in their project.
—MIT App inventor allows students to create actual apps that can be installed on their mobile devices. How cool is that? https://appinventor.mit.edu/