Teacher Resources from Autodesk

Edu2Mfg appreciates Di Jin, Account Manager, Autodesk Education Experiences team, sharing these resources with advanced manufacturing teachers in Sacramento area colleges and high schools. 

CTE Coalition Supports Manufacturing Education

With COVID-19 closing schools, college and high school Career Technical Education instructors are seeking new ways to teach hands-on skills. Industry partners have quickly responded by making valuable on-line resources available. The CTE Coalition, a group of manufacturing industry leaders, have come through with a one-stop website linked to teaching tools. Through this resource, you’ll find teaching tools from:

  • Autodesk
  • AWS
  • camInstructor
  • Caterpillar
  • HAAS
  • NC3
  • Sandvik
  • SkillsUSA
  • SME/Tooling U

To learn more, go to CTE Coalition.

Teacher Shop Talk Reveals Online Instruction Tools

Shop Talk, a video conference call facilitated by Edu2Mfg’s Steve Dicus, has become a beneficial resource during the pandemic. Suddenly, teachers have to find innovative ways to engage hands-on students remotely, without the benefit of the usual labs and classrooms.

As they learn new online teaching methods, the advanced manufacturing and CTE instructors are helping each other by sharing their methods and resources. The community of teachers has grown even stronger during the COVID-19 crisis. The group has steadily increased to 23 participants on the recent call.

During one Edu2Mfg Shop Talk, Dan Turner, Welding instructor, Yuba College, described how he is using Miller Electric ™ Open Book. In addition to welding, it provides material on safety, blue print reading, basic electricity, introduction to metal, measuring and more. Instructors can set up quizzes and track students’ results. 

Turner also showed how he is using Kahoot.com as a way to use gamification to engage students. Instructables.com was another online tool mentioned in the discussion.

In addition, several call participants shared the challenges of students having chrome books and the need to access CAD and other programs in the cloud, and what they are doing to help students, such as using Tinkercad & AutoCAD®.

Join Shop Talk: The next Shop Talk will be on Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 PM. Instructors interested in joining these Shop Talk calls or reviewing the recorded calls, please Click Here to request access and/or get on the list for future notifications.

April Newsletter Offers Tools to Teach CTE Remotely

The April issue of the Edu2Mfg newsletter focuses on the innovative ways instructors and industry partners in the Sacramento region, California and the nation are working together to continue educating our future workforce outside of the usual classrooms and labs. This is particularly challenging for hands-on advanced manufacturing courses and other Career Technical Education (CTE) classes.

Through video conference calls, called Shop Talk, teachers are sharing their experiences and methods. Industry representatives are retooling their offerings and making online simulations and tools freely available.

Makers and manufacturers are rising to the call to produce equipment needed by those in the health care field.

Learn more in the April Edu2Mfg newsletter.

Welding, CNC and Manufacturing Videos for Teaching Remotely

To help teachers who are looking for videos to help teach CNC, Mechatronics, Welding and other CTE subjects while schools have closed and teachers are working remotely, Edu2Mfg has started a list of resources.

Sierra College Mechatronics Video https://youtu.be/3K0J_egOGkk

Training videos CNC

Haas Automation Video Library https://www.haascnc.com/video.html

Titons of CNC Academyhttps://academy.titansofcnc.com/

CNC Cookbook Training Resourceshttps://www.cnccookbook.com/online-cnc-training-courses-guides-help/

Career Info for CNC

Job Shop Life! Example of a CNC Machine Shop Job! https://youtu.be/hWz8_KbB2t0

Career in Machining – Machine Shop Apprentice https://youtu.be/1kjSaLTu1hk

American Welding Society

Welding Videos – https://www.youtube.com/user/videoaws

AWS Podcasts https://www.aws.org/resources/podcasts

AWS Industry Videos – https://www.aws.org/resources/page/industry-videos

Welding Career Info

Jay Lenos Garage — Explore Careers in Welding https://youtu.be/R47MY3gyTSc

Khan Academy — Welder: What I do and how much I make https://www.khanacademy.org/college-careers-more/career-content/career-profiles-build-and-fix-things/welder/v/neil-welder-what-i-do-and-how-much-i-make

 Hot Careers in Welding https://youtu.be/if2y-33wI7Y

Welding Instructional Videos

Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding https://youtu.be/UstySqtk_e8

Welding Institute – Manual Metal Arc (Stick) Welding – mild steep with low power sets https://youtu.be/gN9FnvLWgFM

TWI – An Introduction to the Arc Welding Processes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aq-rIpiY-y0