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  1. 1. Design the Tech Wave... Then Ride It: Google SketchUp<br />Ryan F Evans<br />October 12, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What’s SketchUp?<br />Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like.<br />Google:<br />
  3. 3. Why SketchUp?<br />Easily teach kids to construct 3D models of buildings, trees, cars, Plus…<br />Can be used in conjunction with Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse<br />Hands-on approach to understanding area and volume via studying building and community design<br />Apply to multiple subject areas<br />Visualize geometry and other mathematical concepts<br />Create models to learn about architecture, and design everything from games and toys to models of spaceships and cars.<br />Use it to participate in community development projects that involve CAD (Computer Aided Design), GIS (Geographical Information System), or other design applications.<br />Kids are learning while having fun<br />FREE<br />
  4. 4. Concepts Learned in SketchUp<br />Critical Thinking<br />Problem Solving<br />Geometry<br />Collaboration<br />Examine geometry of other objects<br />Measurements<br />Surfaces<br />What if scenarios<br />Compare & Contrasts<br />Area, perimeter, volume, solids<br />
  5. 5. SketchUp & Subject Area Integration<br />
  6. 6. Starting, Training & Support<br />
  7. 7. Classroom Examples<br />
  8. 8. The Basic Interface<br />Title Bar<br />Menus<br />Toolbar<br />Drawing Area<br />Status Bar<br />Measurements<br />
  9. 9. The Main Tools<br />
  10. 10. The Menu – Window Button<br />Materials – Items used to build<br />Components – Items to add to design<br />Styles – Designs to format creation<br />
  11. 11. Drawing Basics<br />Line Tool<br />Rectangle Tool<br />Circles & Polygon Tools<br />Arcs<br />Push & Pull<br />Offset<br />Text<br />
  12. 12. Hands-On Activity<br />Build a House<br />
  13. 13. Additional SketchUp Resources<br />