Makerspaces

Getting serious about 3D printing


Room 400.G.12 July 28, 2017 10:45 am - 11:30 am

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Nathan Alison

Exposing a whole class of students to 3D printing brings both technical and pedagogical challenges.

Local Melbourne 3D printer manufacturer 333D developed a large format 3D printer capable of printing a full class worth of objects in one run. This represents a crucial advancement for 3D printing in schools.

I am training staff at two local schools to run full class learning activities that allow for every student involved to print an object.

The Learning Activity Plans I have written are tied to the Australian Curriculum for Primary and Secondary years, including the following Learning Areas:

  • Digital Technologies
  • F – 6/7 Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Mathematics

I will present the findings and feedback from the learning activities undertaken at the schools. I will then respond to questions about 3D printing in the school environment.