In school we want to push out students that will become the leaders of the future. We want to have the next doctor, lawyer, nurse, engineer and more be a student that comes back to us and says we guided them to their passion. As our world changes, then our view on how we guide our students needs to change as well. Technology has changed so much in the last 20 years and the next 5 will introduce tools that will allow items we envision to become reality. It's because of this that we need to create opportunities for our students to see, use and create with these tools. For this post I will focus on technology that is near and dear to my heart, 3D printing! In the future I will focus on other types of technology I use in the classroom, so please keep coming back to check those out!
3D printing and how it is changing everything
Taking our names and making it into a key chain may seem like a small deal but it's where we begin to grab our students attention. If we want to hook students onto science, we have them do experiments. We don't ask them to build a nuclear reactor the for their first experiment, instead we have them try something simple and make observations. The same can be said about 3D printing, which can lead to some "simple" mistakes that will create a lot of "AHA" moments for students. It's from this simplicity that we hook students and that can lead them to careers where they do the following...
Hi! My name is Jesus Huerta and I help kids find their creativity by making things! Tech comes second and all that jazz. Contact me with ANY questions at firstname.lastname@example.org