Help me give my students 3D printing pens and the refill filament supplies!
This project expired on December 1, 2019.
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My students work hard at trying to gain a deeper understanding of math concepts. My students face many challenges coming from a low-income area, but, despite their various backgrounds, they are always ready and willing to work every day.
I work with a wonderful group of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
They are a fun-loving bunch of students who make each day a new adventure! My students have wide-ranging abilities, reading levels, and English proficiency. They attend a large inner-city public school. Most of my students come from low-income families, and all of my students qualify for free lunch.
This summer I had the opportunity to learn about the importance of maker spaces in the classroom through the Maker Educator Collective Bootcamp I attended. Makerspaces come in all shapes and sizes. They all serve as a gathering point for tools, projects, mentors, and expertise. A collection of tools does not define a maker space. Rather, we define it by what it enables: making.
I would like to get a classroom set of 3D printing pens so my students can learn about geometry through the lens of maker spaces.
With the 3D printing pens, I am going to have my students engage in a year long project based learning where they explore different shapes and then get to create them using the 3D printing pens. In the past I have found that students struggle with understanding many geometric concepts, so I want to approach it differently in my classroom this year. With the use of the 3D printing pens my students will be able to learn about geometry while engaging in project based learning. I am so excited to see what they are able to create!
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