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MakerBot launches 3D printing classroom guide

By Laura Devaney
July 1st, 2015

MakerBot Handbook is intended to help educators and students get started with lesson plans and hands-on 3D design

3d-printingThousands of educators throughout the U.S. are embracing 3D printing as a new way to teach 21st century skills and prepare students for the jobs of the future. Taking the first steps to introduce students to 3D printing, however, can be challenging.

MakerBot, part of the desktop 3D printing industry, conducted in-depth research this spring to better understand how to help educators incorporate 3D printing in classrooms. The research shows that acquiring 3D design skills is a major hurdle for educators and there is no single resource to address this need.

To fill that gap, MakerBot has published a handbook designed to provide educators with a wide variety of ideas, activities and projects to get started with 3D printing.

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