Constructing Modern Knowledge Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success, by David Thornburg, Norma Thornburg, and Sara Armstrong. The book is written in an engaging style by authors with decades of educational technology experience.

The Invent To Learn Guide to 3D Printing in the Classroom: Recipes for Success answers the question, “Our school bought a 3D printer, now what do we do with it?” with eighteen fun and challenging projects exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, along with forays into the visual arts and design.

Although the power of the book comes from a variety of teacher-tested step-by-step classroom projects, readers will also learn about 3D printing technology, powerful new design software, and receive advice on purchasing your first 3D printer.

The book provides students with experience using a variety of software environments to produce amazing projects ranging from a fan-powered vehicle, to pottery, Escher-style tiles, clocks, and math manipulatives.

This book is an essential guide for educators interested in bringing the futuristic world of 3D printing to their classrooms.

Todd Whitlock, CEO Standard For Success & District Administrator North Daviess Community Schools says, “This is a MUST HAVE book for any educator interested in 3D printing in the classroom. This book takes the next step in integrating 3D printing across the curriculum.”

The book is available from in softcover and Kindle formats. MSRP is $24.95 for print and $9.95 for the e-book. For bulk order or reseller information, contact

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About the authors
David Thornburg, PhD:
Through presentations, workshops and books, Dr. David Thornburg uses his expertise in emerging trends to help educators build the skills needed to use technology as a tool to teach for understanding, backed by solid research and a coherent vision of an educational future in which every learner thrives. A staunch advocate of STEM education, he sees 3D printing as a powerful tool in the hands of all students.

Norma Thornburg, MA:
Norma Thornburg is an exceptional educator. Using her knowledge of emerging trends in technology, she helps teachers develop constructivist strategies to engage students in learning activities that build valuable life skills for the 21st Century. Her interest in making covers a wide range. She has taught robotics courses, and is now working in the area of “soft circuits” – fabric creations with embedded circuitry – and in the crafting of ceramics using specialized 3D printers.

Sara Armstrong, PhD:
Dr. Sara Armstrong is an educational consultant, keynote speaker, presenter, and writer working to provide resources and tools for change in education. With over 40 years as an educator, Sara has developed and implemented workshops on many topics, including project-based learning, information literacy, digital and oral tradition storytelling, technology integration, and global resources for education. She sees 3D printing as a powerful tool for bringing inquiry and project-based learning into the classroom.

About Constructing Modern Knowledge Press
Building upon the success of its first book, Invent To Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom and its world-class events for educators, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press is dedicated to sharing powerful ideas with creative educators and parents who wish to design productive contexts for learning. Books, public speaking, and innovative learning adventures are all part of the mission.

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