Imagine 3D printing is a new technology that can really transform the learning environment in a school. With all new technology it is sometimes very difficult to imagine if you don’t understand what the technology can do. In our journey of creation with 3D Printing, we started with printing designs that had already been created
Sometimes there are lessons that you learn in your journey to try new technology that you wish you would have known sooner. Here are just a few that I have learned in the last 6 months in regards to 3D printing. Lesson 1 – Consume to Create You need to consume in order to create.
Sometimes you start an adventure only to realize that every time you talk about your learning, you are inspired by those around you. Our school has been extremely fortunate to have acquired a 3D printer for $100 as well as to have created a community partnership with Radiant Fabrication. Yesterday while presenting at DENapalooza Milwaukee, I
One of the greatest things about our school and state community is the generosity that I have found when I write grants. Our PTO has contributed to so much of the technology that we have at our school and they have been no different in their support of our Design Lab. In addition to the
So today I shared the 3D printer with several of our teachers who were interested. One of the questions that was posed was – Why do we need a 3D printer in the elementary school? At first I didn’t know how to answer this as I am still learning about how to print and consuming
I have always found that for me discovery starts with research and consumption. So the printing bug bit two days ago right before the start of the weekend. So over the weekend I started to research about my new 3D printer. I am a blended learner… I need a book but I
By fortune in November I stumbled into a world that I had never even known existed. While attending a Playful Learning Conference at UW-Whitewater, I learned about gamification and makerspaces. This blog is the journey that I have started as a learner and the learning that I hope to share with other learners at our