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Chris and Jim CIM Gets a Face Lift!

Hey boys and girls! Chris and Jim CIM just got a face lift thanks to an amazing senior at Cazenovia High School. Mike Gugino, a computer/Software Engineering major is a Freshman at RIT and this was his senior project.  Mike did all the coding and the heavy lifting behind the scenes, and then taught us how to maintain it!  Special Thanks to Mike’s Computer Tech teacher as well: Mr. Phan. The 5 minute video below gives you an overview of how it works.
While we are at it, I also want to clarify the mission of Chris and Jim CIM. We established this website because we as educators see the importance of teaching CIM to high school students. This is a vehicle for Augmenting what happens in a CIM classroom, and in no way shape or form is meant to replace anyone’s curriculum.
You asked questions; we answered. You got better, we gave you more cool stuff to add to your bag of tricks. That’s what it’s all about. Giving your kids in your classrooms, the best possible bang for their buck.
The president of the US thinks it’s important, industry thinks it’s important, and so do we.


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Having students write a paper or do a ppt project for manufacturing processes is boring! Do you have a better idea?

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Sure do! How about a manufacturing process brochure? This way students have to do a bit of research, (1 to 2 days) on given material, then post them for other students to see.  I post mine in a hand outs folder on the network.Also included in the activity is a list of topics to choose from.

The brochure is a Publisher template, or a Word template that you give them; after all, this is not about using publisher or software is it?!? Just be sure that students replace all the pictures and text in the template with their own. You’ld be surprised at the number of students who don’t!


On the second page of the handout is a rubric to use for scoring, and step three of the project is my favorite! Kids write a multiple choice quiz question, upon which they are evaluated, and then I take all of the electronically submitted questions, put it into a quiz; after editing of course, and then allow the kids to take the quiz “open brochure” style. This means they can look through all the students brochures to get the answers. This way they learn a little bit about ALL the processes, not just theirs!

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