Case Study: How One Teacher Uses a 3D Printer in the Classroom

Serrano Intermediate School’s Tech Academy embraces Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education as it transitions to Common Core.

The Tech Academy serves 102 students and consists of courses in sketch art, computer web design, stop motion animation and modeling design, and woodshop in a classroom equipped with an Airwolf XL 3D printer for manufacturing.

In this article, Darin Petzold discusses how the 3D printer has become a critical tool to enhance the learning process and why it provides vital options that help  students forward in developing their creativity and critical thinking.

Mr. Petzold also goes over some things that, as an educator, you need to know about having a 3D printer in the classroom.

He also cover the Tech Academy’s process: Think It, Model It, Make It!

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