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3D Printing: 
New Dimensions in Learning 
Heather Durnin & Marc Westra 
@hdurnin @marcwestra 
heatherdurnin.com 
Gr. 8 Tea...
Today’s Topics 
1. Why 3D printing? 
2. How it works 
3. Beginnings 
4. Successess 
5. Struggles 
6. Curriculum Links 
7. ...
3D 
Impact on Agriculture
MakerBot and Robohand 
3D Printing Mechanical Hands 
PrintAlive BioPrinter
Creating a new type of manipulative 
Abstract => Concrete 
$500 - $2 500
Coil of melted filament
"We are all born makers" 
Chris Anderson
“In our classrooms, the 
joys of learning should 
wash over student AND 
teacher.” Jeff Goldstein
Link to Presentation
Numerous Free Software Options: 
Sketchup, Autodesk 123D Design, 
Tinkercad, 3D Tin,
“Don’t wait until you’re an 
expert to introduce 
something.” 
Reid Wilson
David Hann, 
@TeacherHann 
Don Mills Middle 
School
Design in the Science Classroom
Bridging 
the 
Distance 
Made in Space
#5 Struggles 
@Know
#beta = exercise your 
patience
● International education workshop materials 
● teaches creative problem solving using The Design 
Process and 3D technolo...
Design 
Process: 
Empathize 
Define 
Ideate 
Prototype 
Test 
Share
Design Process: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, Share
Step 5: Test
Prototype #2
“Allow 
students to 
teach each 
other.” 
Reid Wilson 
123D Design
Luke’s soil pot 
1) created on 123D Design, 2) moved onto SD card via 
Makerware
City X Project Communities: 
123dapp.com/gallery or tinkercad.com/things
3D Communities: 
Autodesk 123D 
Projects 
Thingiverse
In our classrooms, 
a teacher passes a piece of themselves 
to the next generation, 
so our children may go where none 
ha...
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning
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Year 1: 3D Printing with Elementary and High School Students. City X Project.

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3D Printing: New Dimensions in Student Learning

  1. 1. 3D Printing: New Dimensions in Learning Heather Durnin & Marc Westra @hdurnin @marcwestra heatherdurnin.com Gr. 8 Teachers AMDSB, F.E. Madill S.S. Wingham, ON
  2. 2. Today’s Topics 1. Why 3D printing? 2. How it works 3. Beginnings 4. Successess 5. Struggles 6. Curriculum Links 7. Accessing a printer if you don’t have one 8. FAQ
  3. 3. 3D Impact on Agriculture
  4. 4. MakerBot and Robohand 3D Printing Mechanical Hands PrintAlive BioPrinter
  5. 5. Creating a new type of manipulative Abstract => Concrete $500 - $2 500
  6. 6. Coil of melted filament
  7. 7. "We are all born makers" Chris Anderson
  8. 8. “In our classrooms, the joys of learning should wash over student AND teacher.” Jeff Goldstein
  9. 9. Link to Presentation
  10. 10. Numerous Free Software Options: Sketchup, Autodesk 123D Design, Tinkercad, 3D Tin,
  11. 11. “Don’t wait until you’re an expert to introduce something.” Reid Wilson
  12. 12. David Hann, @TeacherHann Don Mills Middle School
  13. 13. Design in the Science Classroom
  14. 14. Bridging the Distance Made in Space
  15. 15. #5 Struggles @Know
  16. 16. #beta = exercise your patience
  17. 17. ● International education workshop materials ● teaches creative problem solving using The Design Process and 3D technology City X Project
  18. 18. Design Process: Empathize Define Ideate Prototype Test Share
  19. 19. Design Process: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test, Share
  20. 20. Step 5: Test
  21. 21. Prototype #2
  22. 22. “Allow students to teach each other.” Reid Wilson 123D Design
  23. 23. Luke’s soil pot 1) created on 123D Design, 2) moved onto SD card via Makerware
  24. 24. City X Project Communities: 123dapp.com/gallery or tinkercad.com/things
  25. 25. 3D Communities: Autodesk 123D Projects Thingiverse
  26. 26. In our classrooms, a teacher passes a piece of themselves to the next generation, so our children may go where none have gone before. Jeff Goldstein

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