The benefits of 3D printing for teaching
Implementing 3D printing in education prepares students for their future careers and teaches them valuable skills. It also serves as an extra revolutionizing tool to aid in many areas of education and provides teachers with new ways of getting their message across:
- Capture interest of students - Young students get bored with lots of text, making information visible helps but when you truly want to keep students interested, you print it in 3 dimensions.
- Stimulate interaction during class - By using a 3D printer, any class will instantly be transformed in an interactive learning experience. Print parts of a skeleton to use for a biology class or use it for prototyping in technique classes.
- Create tangible aids - Difficult concepts will not only be visible but also tangible. Anything you would normally draw out on the blackboard, can now be explained through models that students can touch and investigate from any angle.
- Hands-on learning through 3D models - Especially for art and technique classes, it is great to use the prototyping capabilities to make students’ creative ideas and designs come to live.