Sketchup for Schools

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  1. Mike Harmon

    Mike Harmon Active Member

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    Greetings friends. Just a heads up that sketchup has built a tool for modeling that lives in a browser. Way more technical than TinkerCAD and has built in lessons for K-12 students. Must disclose that the voice is the tutorials is me, but they are pretty slick and it does have STL export baked in, so it is a pretty sweet tool.

    Here is a link to the site I will be using it with my students in the next 3 weeks, so if you have questions, let me know.

    This is a fun lesson I whipped together to create a penny bottle opener. Silly, simple and fast which is slick when you are getting started.

    Have a good one.

    Mike
    @hlmodtech
     
  2. Mark Gerl

    Mark Gerl New Member

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    Way to go Mike! We are starting a 3D printing series of 4 week sessions come Monday. I'll pass along the Sketchup link and lessons to the teacher and I hope we can start using it soon.
     
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  3. Mike Harmon

    Mike Harmon Active Member

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    Thanks! I am just cutting my kids loose in TinkerCAD and will add the sketchup.edu as well in the coming weeks. I just added a new lesson for students to sign into tinkercad and have a house lesson (4 min) that seemed to work really well with 8th graders. It is fun to watch 100 kids run through a lesson so I can learn where some minds do not work as mine does... I have a few little things I am going to tweak and then I will re-record it. My goal is to have a final version that any student can sit down and rock with. =)

    If you want to check out the prelim ones, here they are.
    60 second Tinkercad Sign up
    Build a house
     

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