My students need a 3D printer to help with them being able to visualize what we are learning.
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Children learn best hands-on and special needs children even more. The world is in 3D and touch is an important part of that.
The students at my school face many challenges such as being in a very low socio-economical area.
We have many special needs students at my school and many of the students that are not special needs are behind academically. My students are in kindergarten and are at a wide range of developmental levels from being at the level of a toddler to being at their age developmentally. Each of my students has several challenges when it comes to learning. This 3D printer will not only be used in my classroom but will be available for use in multiple classrooms.
In my classroom students will be able to see and feel what we are learning about such as shapes, letters, sight words, numbers and more. They will also be able to turn their pictures into real life objects when we learn about different things. My students learn best by seeing and feeling objects. They need concrete information as anything abstract is hard for them to learn. This 3D printer will help with reading, math, language both written and oral language.
There is no way that I could afford to buy a 3D printer on my own but it is a resource that I have read a lot about for use in Special Education classrooms.
Being able to hand a child something that is solid that they can hold and feel opens up so many more possibilities for learning.
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