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CAD in Aviation

Project Assignments

 

 

 

Flight Log:You will need to keep a daily flight log of your individual and group progress.You and your group will decide the layout of your log and whether you will have one group log or individual logs. Remember the log(s) must be clear and understandable to the outsider.You will receive a grade based on your individual or group log.›› Decide how your work should be recorded and what is the best way to handle keeping track of all your work. The teacher will grade your work using a daily log rubrics.

 

Timeline:You have one semester to complete your final products.Since this is a collaborative work, make sure your team confers with the other groups in this CAD class along with other participating classes to see when intermediate products should be ready for proofing.Leave time for editing and compilation of materials into one written document and one multimedia presentation that will represent all parties involved.Timelines can be difficult to design.Do not hesitate to ask for help from the staff members that are involved. See Aviation Timeline for teacher scheduled evaluations.

 

Source Log:You will be searching the Internet for information, contacting aviation experts, and using traditional sources to complete your investigation.›› Any resources that you use to complete your project must be correctly cited.You must keep track of this information by answering these four questions for each source you find/consult/use:

1.     How did I find it?(What keywords, search engines, directories, etc. did you use?)

2.     Where did I find it?(What is the URL, bibliography, or address of the source?)

3.     What did I find out?(What information did you find?Was it useful?How/why?)

4.     Is this a valid source?(Did I check out the author and its links for validity?See link checkůlink to come later.)

 

Written Document:At the end of your investigation you will have created a written document that the counselors can use as a recruitment resource.Whatever kind of document you decide to create representing CAD in aviation, it should be created with public relations as a main purpose and the community as your audience.Your document must be of professional quality.You need to know your audience and you need to understand the key elements of advertising.It is important to remember that this written document will be compiled with other classes into one final product.It would be a good idea to coordinate your efforts with those classes in polishing this work.A document rubrics will be used for student feedback and grading purposes by the teacher.

CAD Projects: The teacher will introduce some CAD projects related to aviation. Students will have an opportunity in cooporation with the Geometry class to design, build, and test products that will give students a clear picture of the CAD concepts that might be needed in aviation. The teacher will layout some of the basic tools needed to complete those projects, but students will be allowed to design their own protypes of the projects. Students will be allowed to decide whether the information gained from the projects is useful for their end products (document and multimedia presentation).

 

Multimedia Presentation:At the end of your investigation you will have created a multimedia presentation that the counselors can use as a recruitment resource.Whatever kind of presentation you decide to create representing CAD in aviation, it should be created with public relations as a main purpose and the community as your audience.Your presentation must be of professional quality.You need to know your audience and you need to understand the key elements of advertising.It is important to remember that this presentation will be compiled with other classes' work into one final product.It would be a good idea to coordinate your efforts with those classes in polishing this work.A multimedia rubrics will be used for student feedback and grading purposes by the teacher.

 

Editing/Revision:The other project classes--math, English, history--will be sending some of their multimedia work for you to edit and compile into one multimedia product that will be used to promote the development of an aviation academy and the recruitment of students to the program. Again, your teacher will direct you to online editing sources and will work with you in class.

 

Rubrics:You will develop assessment rubrics for various components of the project.Your teacher will guide you and offer online sources for you to use as guides as well.Your evaluations of your own work and of your peersŪ work will be weighted in the grade your teacher assigns to your project.

 

Presentation:You may be selected to present your products to the School Board and community leaders for review.Your teacher will help your with formal rules of presentation.

 

Student Directed Assignments:as in the žreal-worldÓ you may find that you needůor, gasp!Want Ů to add a task to the project that the teacher hasnŪt suggested.An innovative team might have a creative idea that is feasible and worth of žreal-assignmentÓ status.See the teacher so that you can be given credit for your extra work or brilliant idea.

 

Group Evaluation:You will develop rubrics to grade your individual and group performance.The teacher will also use a rubric to score your group.

 

You now have the foundation for your flight.Your next thought is probably how will this be graded.You can check that out at the CAD assessment site.

 


Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Jim Connelly (vhsjconnell@myschoolmail.com)
School: Vallejo High, Vallejo, CA
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: December 28, 2002
URL: http://www-ed.fnal.gov/lincon/w01/projects/aviation/CADassign.htm