And we begin...
The following is a blog devoted to the teacher learning curve and classroom use for the Silhouette Digital Cutting Tool. I am Kris Schwengel. I teach 4th Grade in Honolulu, HI. I am working in conjunction with several groups, departments, and individuals. I would like to thank the University of Virginia Curry School of Education for donating a Silhouette to our classroom.
It all started with boxes and software. And let me tell you, it was a bit overwhelming at first. But I quickly learned (the hard way) that there are just a few very simple steps to getting up and running with the Silhouette. Downloading Tabs software (see link below on links entry) was easy. Unpacking the Silhouette was easy. Creating the first project was a snap, also. Working with Adobe Illustrator to get the Silhouette to cut is not easy. As a matter of fact, I think it could be considered cruel and unusual punishment. Tabs is awesome and boy is it simple to use.
I made a few sample projects (above) just for fun including a mini-grape juice box, a Bacon box for Kevin Bacon memorabilia, and I've even started making actual mock-ups of my mother-in-law's coffin. If you see her, don't tell her as it is her Christmas gift.