All resources in Wisconsin Digital Learning Collaborative Technical Education Resources

Light Painting

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Light painting is a creative activity that involves creating striking images and illusions using a camera, a light source, and a little practice. Light paintings may be literal representations or impressionistic, color-filled images. When the camera shutter is open (and the room is dark) the film or digital sensor acts like a blank canvas onto which learners "paint" with a flashlight.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Exploratorium, National Science Foundation, The Exploratorium

Learning the Basics of Filmmaking

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The purpose of this course is to learn how to make a short motion picture starting with pre-production. As we walk through all the steps of making this movie, you will prepare yourself for entering film school.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading

Understanding Color Theory

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Strong communication begins with a basic knowledge of color theory and it's functionality. This content page contains links which will direct you to external web resources, rich with content, that will help you better understand the powerful role of color in visual communication.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Reading

Automotive Technology 1 and 2 Model

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This introductory automotive course is designed to provide basic training to students and teach the necessary skills, and knowledge about the internal combustion engine, basic car systems, and careers in the automotive service industry. Upon completion, students will have sufficient background to make minor repairs and adjustments on the various systems of the modern automobile, using up-to-date equipment and tools.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Automotive General Services Technician Model

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The Vehicle Maintenance, Service, and Repair course is designed for students choosing the automotive industry as a career. It provides pre-employment training to students and teaches the necessary skills, knowledge, and abilities for entry-level employment in the automotive service industry. Upon completion, students will have sufficient background to repair and make adjustments on the various systems of the modern automobile, using up-to-date equipment and tools.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Vending Machine Tutorial

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This activity finds you hungry and thirsty, with money in your pocket for the vending machines. First, you must determine which machines take coins or bills. Then, you must use appropriate bills or coins to make and pay for a selection. But please don't shake the machine if your selection becomes lodged in the window—your computer can't take the abuse!

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive

Marketing Model

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This course is designed prepare students for entry-level positions in marketing, advertising and/or public relations. The course will focus on the basic concepts of economics and the fundamentals of marketing. Students will learn to make realistic management decisions as they apply what they have learned in the classroom to realistic business simulations and other activities.Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, and workplace safety, technology and employment literacy connection to core academic standards.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Small Business Ownership & Management Model

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This course is designed to teach individuals to perform marketing and management functions and tasks associated with owning and operating a small business. Students will develop a business plan, learn appropriate customer service and human relation skills and demonstrate positive work habits.

Material Type: Full Course, Lesson Plan

Career One Stop

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This site explores career options in advanced manufacturing, automotive, construction, energy, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, retail, and transportation industries, as well as in emerging industries -- biotechnology, geospatial technology, and nanotechnology. Learn which industries are growing, how to qualify for a good job, and where to get started.

Material Type: Reading