Simply put, 3D printing is scary for many teachers. They are not afraid that the printer will start printing aliens that will take over the planet. However, they are scared of the unknown. Scared of the questions that come along with the technology. How do I use it? How do I integrate this into my classroom and subjects? How do I connect this technology to the curriculum and not become a distraction? Once you get past the fear, this technology will impact your students in such a great way; you will ask yourself, Why didn’t I start this program years ago.
3D printing is not about printing trinkets. Yes printing your students favorite TV character is exciting, however integrating this excitement and connecting it to your lesson is what makes this such a powerful tool. 3D printing can unleash creativity, problem-solving, entrepreneurial thinking, and so much more.