If you've ever thought about getting started with 3D printing, but weren't sure how to get started, this iBook may be for you. It was a collaboration project with another teacher in my district. Getting Started with 3D Printing in the Classroom is a brief (26 pages) book that contains ten 3D printing projects that … Continue reading Getting Started with 3D Printing for the Classroom iBook!
Do any of your students struggle to understand maps? A lot of students struggle with this skill and learning to read a map is a basic literacy that students (and adults) need. Aside from the obvious skills needed to get from point A to point B, how often do we see maps on flyers, invitations, … Continue reading How to 3D Print a Map
This morning I just wanted to share a quick 3D printing idea. This is something can can be used without much prep and in a number of different variations. Here it is... Have students design and print a 3D nameplate. It's a quick activity to design and can be completed in 40 minutes using TinkerCad. … Continue reading 3D Print Project: Nameplate
It can seem intimidating. But how can a teacher easily get started teaching 3D design? There are many ways to begin, but I like to stick with something simple. Here's a brief first activity that I used with students in grades 3-7. Design a house using TinkerCad Show students how to log into TinkerCad and … Continue reading Get Started with an Easy 3D Printing/Design Activity
Did you know that you can 3d print your own custom cookie cutter? It's outrageously easy, and a fun activity for students of all ages. Cookie Caster is a FREE website that allows anyone to design and download a file for 3d printing. You can choose to start with your own image and trace over … Continue reading 3D Print a Custom Cutter!
The best way to predict your future is to create it. -Abraham Lincoln. Now I know that Abraham Lincoln probably wasn't thinking about 3D printing when he said this, but I believe it still applies today. With 3D printing as accessible as it is right now, creating should be built into everything that we do, and into … Continue reading 4 Quick Math/Science Projects to Get You Started with 3D printing!