New MCDS Technology Resources

Madison Country Day School is committed to offering current curriculum rich in technology, including a dedication to STEAM.

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MCDS All New Summer Discovery!

MCDS wishes to extend its highly enriching summer learning opportunity to all students in the area and surrounding communities.

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3D Printing Resources

3D Printing Resources

MCDS has four new Lulzbot Mini 3D printers. Follow our link to access our tutorial, including step-by-step instructions and links to more resources.

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Laser Cutting Resources

Laser Cutting Resources

We have an awesome new Epilog Helix laser printer! We use Inkscape and FreeCAD for preparing models for engraving and cutting. Check out the helpful blogspot until we link to a complete resource page.

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Recording Studio

MCDS has a new state-of-the-art recording studio. The live studio, with a greenscreen wall, connects to a soundproof control room for editing and live broadcasting.

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Latest News & Events

MUST WATCH: Instructional Video for Makerspace Open Labs

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    1. Watch the introductory video BEFORE coming to an open lab. Expect to be quizzed upon entry (an easy quiz just to be sure you prepared yourself).
    2. Have your model or file ready to load into the CURA program at the 3D printers, or onto the laptop connected to the laser cutter.
    3. Come in during Open Lab at 10:00 each day, or during your scheduled Makerspace rotation. Any requests to MAKE outside of this schedule should come from the teacher whose class your project is for. Ms. Gipp's schedule does not allow for random visits all hours of the day. (Sorry!)
    4. Follow the rules of use at each piece of equipment, and please clean up after yourself before leaving.
    5. Check to see if your item is ready for pick up at the end of the day.
    6. *Note: Students are allowed to download a pre-designed model to print for the initial print experience.  After that, the expectation is that you will access the DESIGN & MODELING software and create your own models.

    Makerspace Schedule (Full Makerspace Lab Calendar)

      A B C D E F G
    Class Any class with scheduled Study Hall during Open Lab
    Open
    Labs
    Periods
    Every day during 10:00-10:20 break
    5 1, 4 3 2, 7 4 1, 4 4


    Daily Schedule
    Schedule of all class Study Halls and Advisories
  • Programming Club

    Students interested in Java, C++, Python, and others are meeting in the Makerspace Lab after school on Wednesdays. We have gathered a page of links to self-paced tutorials to help build or hone your skills, along with a set of projects to create using your new skills.


Technology Databases - Explore vast libraries of tools

  • EdShelf is a socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.

    EdShelf

    A socially-curated discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.

  • Lessons and resources that integrate with Google Classroom!

    OpenEd

    Explore the largest K-12 Resource Library. Over a million assessments, videos, lesson plans, homework assignments and more.

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    Common Sense Education

    Discover the best tools for teaching and learning. See ratings and reviews of apps, games, and websites. Sort by grade, subject, standard, and more.