Using technology in the auto tech class.

February 2015
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Rob Thompson's Automotive Technology Education Newsletter

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This newsletter is to share teaching ideas for auto tech instructors and to provide informational updates on what is happening in CT education around the country. 

Using technology in the auto tech classroom - work smarter not harder part 3. 

Continued from last month...

6. - Quizlet is a free website where you can use already prepared materials or create your own study tools, quizzes, and other resources. You can log in using your Google or FB account.

I currently have all of the key terms and supplemental terms from the AMLR book put into Quizlet. I am currently imputing the key terms for each chapter of Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach 6e.

Sign in to Quizlet and search for RobThompson-Auto to access the key terms. There is no cost to sign up or use the materials there or to create your own materials.  

The screen shots on the right show examples of how Quizlet can be used to help with teaching vocab.

Additional resources are available for those who upgrade to a paid account for $25 per year. 

7. Hunter Remote Touch app - if you have a newer model Hunter Hawk Eye aligner, Hunter has a remote for iOS devices that allows you to control the aligner and use your device as a remote screen. Very handy when working under the back of a vehicle.

8. Student generated videos - we've had students make their own safety videos, training videos, and videos to demonstrate a skill. Given some parameters, most of the time these videos are well done and worth sharing.

A little 
YouTube searching will reveal many student videos from auto programs all over the country, many of which are very good.

Next month, a really great tool from TED. Using the Ed.Ted.Com online lessons. 

More to come next month.
Stay Tuned!

What's going on around the country in auto tech and education.

Ivy Tech offers one-year automotive program

Automotive Business Leaders Appointed To Lincoln Educational Services Board

Lack of technical education produces a 'lost generation,' Oregon business leaders warn

Most Important Car Show Is Now CES

EMEA: Automotive Ethernet – safe or sorry?

Johnson Controls, Toshiba team up on new start-stop automotive battery

Check out Qualcomm's tricked out car of the not so distant future

Destroying Michigan's career tech system to save it

ORNL unveils 3D-printed Shelby Cobra in Detroit

District study: Students in career and technical education programs do well

Porter and Chester Institute Presents Automotive Technology Career Infographic

Bosch outlines 10-year path to door-to-door driverless car

EyeLock demonstrates iris authentication integrated in 3D printed automobile

NACAT Education Foundation Launches 'Hour Of Automotive Technology' K-12 Educational Program

Real world starts in classroom at CATS

UTI set to host Top Tech Challenge for local students

Jaguar Land Rover “Bike Sense” aims to save cyclists' lives
Head to my website for PowerPoints and photos that are available for download for instructional use. Check back often as I add more images and additional instructor resources. 

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