3D Printing: A Powerful New Curriculum Tool for Your School Library

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ABC-CLIO, Aug 28, 2015 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 187 pages

This fascinating primer illustrates how 3D printing can be used in different curriculum areas to engage and inspire your K–12 students. You'll gain insight into the printing process and learn how to best utilize multi-dimensional equipment in your library. Written in non-technical language, the book introduces the technology, shows how to get started, and offers ideas for creating project-based learning models.

Author Lesley M. Cano, a school librarian with considerable experience integrating 3D printing into the school curriculum, discusses how to implement this technology in projects across disciplines ranging from math to fine arts and grade levels K through 12. She offers concrete examples that can be easily adjusted to fit subject areas and developmental needs. The title also includes step-by-step instructions for using freely available software tools along with practical tips and strategies to manage implementation of this innovative new technology.

 

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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

Part of the series, Tech Tools for Learning, this book takes 3D printing and begins to correlate its possibilities with standards based curricula. In addition to giving information about the concept ... Read full review

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This is the kind of book you use as a cheat sheet. Surround yourself with some teens who have been or are experimenting with 3D printing, read a chapter secretly, and then have a “casual” conversation ... Read full review

Contents

The Role of 3D Printing in Education
17
3D Modeling Programs and Applications
27
Focus on 3D Modeling Tinkercad
37
Focus on 3D Modeling 123D Design
55
Focus on 3D Modeling 3DTin
65
Focus on 3D Modeling SketchUp
75
3D Modeling Using iPads and Android Tablets
87
3D Modeling and Printing in the Math Curriculum
99
3D Modeling and Printing in the Social Studies Curriculum
151
Using 3D Modeling and Printing in the Fine Arts Curriculum
161
Tips for Successfully Integrating 3D Modeling and Printing into the Curriculum
165
Glossary
177
Resources
179
References
183
Index
185
About the Author
188

3D Modeling and Printing in the Science Curriculum
119
3D Modeling and Printing in the Language Arts Curriculum
133

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About the author (2015)

Lesley M. Cano is school librarian at Remynse Elementary in Arlington, TX, where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year.

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