Whoever takes an opportunity to learn 3D Printing, they certainly have the chance to get a knowledge of 3D Design. In 3D Design learning, the students will inevitably make mistakes when they try to practice of 3D Design for the first time. That is the main place where Inspira.Academy will have to lead their perspective. In this case, 3D Design plays a role as the instructor that builds a students’ perspective.
According to McGowan who believes that a 3D printed object provides a greater perspective for students that is able to see from their own 3D Design. By analyzing the 3D data, taking their data to manipulate the shapes, and turning it into an actual-tangible 3D object, the students will get a perspective. McGowan also said that those ways are more effective than just seeing a flat circle (2D). In addition, McGowan brought to mind that young students are stronger to retain the concept when they are connected through sight and touch. They are inclined to keep it in mind when they get an immersive learning experience, so that the 3D data has to be a physical thing.
Inspira.Academy refers to a poster in McGowan classroom written,
“Life is About Making Mistakes and Learning From Them.” MakerBot supports it by saying, “The quote is to remind students that failing at something is simply an opportunity to learn, grow, and try again. When the students first used Tinkercad, some encountered flaws in their designs. McGowan showed the mistakes to the rest of the class and taught them all how to fix them.”
McGowan also wished that by making a perfect 3D model, the students were motivated beyond failure and eager to try again. After reading words from McGowan in MakerBot’s site, Inspira.Academy decides to quote McGowan’s words because all of the above is containing the element of Inspira.Academy’s lesson plan.
MakerBot.com. (September 19th, 2016). CASE STUDY: BUILDING A NEW EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AT NISHUANE ELEMENTARY WITH MAKERBOT. Accessed on https://www.makerbot.com/media-center/2016/09/19/case-study-building-new-educational-foundation-makerbot