This past year I’ve been thinking a lot of the 3D printing in education. Having tried out MakerBot’s Replicator+ my wheels were definitely spinning. In earlier posts I chronicled a bit of this journey, from searching for items to print on Thingiverse to creating my own designs in Tinkercad. I was really surprised just how easy it was to jump into the world of 3D printing in the classroom.
The folks at MakerBot sent me a printer to try out and blog about but all opinions are my own :)
One of the highlights from this past spring was helping a wonderful group on teachers in New York set up their own MakerBot 3D printer. It didn’t take long for their first print to finish and for our discussions to start around thoughtful technology integration. Well the team at MakerBot has released a 3D Printing Guide for Educators that will definitely help you think deeply about the type of learning activities you can bring into your school with a 3D printer.
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Spark discussions with your colleagues
Try out a lesson for free
You can visit MakerBot’s website to request a free lesson. In this lesson students can explore cloud types before 3D printing their own model. Head over to this site to learn more and get started with the MakerBot Educators Guidebook!
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