Opening School Year Meeting Begins with 3D Printing

Our 2014 year began with a great presentation on 3D printing during our September meeting of the SVRTC. Angel Bonham and Andy Rothenberger,3D_Printers Instructional Technology Resource Teachers for Spotsylvania Public Schools with over 40+ years of experience between them, presented methods and techniques for using 3D printing as part of project based learning.

Leveraging innovative and energized teachers was one way to increase the possibility of success using 3D printing technology. In their case, Josh Blum was the catalyst behind getting 3D printing into the classroom and using it successfully. Josh, an art teacher, may seem an unlikely candidate for 3D printing. However, his interest revolved around the ability to reproduce models of rare and interesting models of art that he used to peak the interest of his students.wingedvictory

In addition to the 3D models and other resources brought by Angel and Andy, Longwood University brought in its dual-filament Makerbot for SVRTC members to see. The Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative Practices also put their Cubify and Solidoodle 3D printers on display. Bill Wilson provided information to the group on the capabilities and cost of the various models.

More information can be obtained by viewing the PowerPoint   presentation used by Angel and Andy. The presentation can be downloaded here..Angel_Andy

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