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Favorite 3D design programs to use in the classroom? Answered

I have been using Tinkercad from the beginning and really like how easy it is to use.

I'm curious what 3D design programs you find easiest to use and teach? Do you feel there some are better for different age ranges than others?

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Not_Tasha
Not_Tasha

1 year ago

I use Tinkercad with my middle and high school students, really because so far it's been the easiest tool to use.

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WeTeachThemSTEM
WeTeachThemSTEM

Reply 1 year ago

Same for me with upper elementary and middle school students. We started out doing simple design and print projects, but when we started using it to design larger projects/models that I couldn't print, things got really fun. :) Instead of doing posters or powerpoints, students began creating scenes out of novels to present their chosen characters and models of primitive structures or the early settlements we were learning about in social studies. The 3D models students were able to create in Tinkercad, after they learned the basics, were terrific. What types of Tinkercad projects do you have your students working on in middle and high school?

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bekathwia
bekathwia

1 year ago

I'm a Tinkercad fan too, and still very much a newb. My grad students usually come into my class pretty stuck in their ways if they already know a particular modeling program (Rhino and SolidWorks come to mind), and if they don't, I encourage them to start with Tinkercad and then move onto Fusion.