3D Printers in Elementary School

Posted by Frank Quinlisk on

This is a guest blog by Terri Eichholz on Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers Blog.

"We were recently gifted with a Makerbot Replicator (5th Gen) to pilot in our elementary school library. Our librarian, Angelique Lackey, and I knew that time was short before the end of the year, but we wanted students to experience the power of creating with this device. 

If you search the web for 3D printing curriculum to use in elementary schools, you will find a sparse number of appropriate resources. Most of the “curriculum” turns out to be instructions on using a 3D printer like this, or lists of manipulatives teachers can make on a 3D printer. Angelique and I were looking for something that would be more transformational for our students, however."

View the complete blog at FreeTech3Teachers.com

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