Sitting at his computer at the head of class one recent morning, Zillah High School teacher Jeff Charbonneau navigates a computer program that allows him to design a shelf.
Selecting images, the 35-year-old begins to draft 3-D plans for a shelf measuring about 6 inches long and 4 inches wide. His 14 students follow along on their computers, which are networked to his.
Next, he explains stress factors of the shelf’s design and asks how much weight should the shelf be able to support. (READ MORE…)