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Thingiverse Education provides over a hundred free lessons that make teaching with a 3D printer easier and more effective for a variety of grade levels and subjects. It also provides a community where educators can exchange best practices or remix projects.

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Jessica Pfau

Meet CreativeFilament

Five months ago Basha Elementary purchased two MakerBot 3D printers. We began with specialty projects to build student interest. In February, third and fourth grade students were invited to join the Creative Filament 3D Printing Club. This year, the focus was to master the workflow of Thingiverse and the MakerBot software as well as create and print original designs. Our aspirations for 2018-2019 are to offer an Intro to Printing and an Advanced CAD Concepts Club. The MakerBot Certification coursework was an incredibly valuable resource as students printed their design models in our first year. The built in system of support made it an enjoyable learning experience for myself, and working alongside of students during these first few months has been so insightful!

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Resources

Minecraft to 3D Print

Check out Mineways - an awesome free, open-source program for exporting Minecraft models for 3D printing or rendering.

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Webinar: Free 3D Design Program Overview

Watch this hour long webinar with in-depth Q&A to learn about 5 free 3D Design programs that can be used by students of all levels.

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MakerBot Educators Guidebook

The definitive guide to 3D printing in the classroom. This guidebook includes a crash course on 3D printing and 3D design for educators, 9 classroom-ready 3D printing lesson plans, and more.

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