As promised, here is a copy of my presentation this afternoon, The Maker Movement and Studying History. It is packed with other resources and links, so please grab a copy and do with it what you will! I would love to hear your feedback and comments on what worked for you.
Using 3D printing and other advanced technologies requires a bit of training and a learning curve. It is important to also note that if your school is thinking of adopting these types of resources, they also need to have an expert staff in place to help guide the students on their usage. Our iLabs at Pine Crest are well-staffed and managed and this has been an excellent resource for us as teachers and helping us innovate our practices.
Also, here are some of the resources that I mentioned in my presentation that could get you started:
- Tinkercad – web-based CAD program to design your 3D images
- Thingiverse – web-based CAD program and online repository for 3D projects; check out their education section
- Ponoko – outsource for your printing needs
- Shapeways – outsource for your printing needs; inspire with various projects
- Inventables – a marketplace for all things encompassing the maker movement
- Makerbot – 3D printing needs, hardware; also has digitizing hardware
- Minecraft – you can also read about some of my early experimentations here