Mini Doc Cam 3D Printing
John Cardwell '21 turned his interest in 3D printing that he gained from a class project in Advanced Science Research and turned it into action to help the Breck community. As schools across the country implement distance and hybrid learning, access to technology tools was limited, including critical document cameras that allow teachers to project items on their desks to students who are tuning in online. When the innovation team asked for ideas on how to fill the shortage of doc cameras, John and Mr. Friesen found 3D printing prototypes from the Twitter_Teacher_Community member @jumekubo and modified them for Breck's use. John is using Breck’s 3D printers to produce the mini doc cams for teachers to use in their classrooms.
On Wednesday morning, Upper School students listened to Ugandan climate justice advocate Evelyn Acham.
MS science students collaborated on a climate change research project earlier this year. Their teacher, Ms. Alexander, created a scenario for her students that opened up opportunities for deep conversations about climate justice and helped them understand the complicated nature of negotiating resolutions while also internalizing the need for immediate action to mitigate its impact.
This year, the Breck Math League Team took second in Class 1A at the 2021 Minnesota State High School Mathematics League State Tournament. In a year of virtual practices, meets, and tournaments that literally crossed the International Date Line, the team stuck together and retained their second-place standing for a second year.