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Lesson Connections – the Influence of 3D Printing and Robotics

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Jun 9, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I envisioned a future in robotics as Rosie the robot maid on The Jetsons wheeling around dusting my furniture. When I began to see the trends in education to include more robotics and coding, I thought, “Yes! I can have my own Rosie or R2D2!” But that is a simplified vision of what robotics learning, and other advanced tech such as 3D printers, can offer. Educators who were already incorporating robotics and 3D printing could see the benefit these innovations had on their students’ learning – increased engagement, improved critical thinking skills, and enhanced conversation and collaboration in the classroom.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, edtech, Robotics, technology, 3D printing

Using 3D Printers to Keep Frontline Workers Safe

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, May 28, 2020

When news of the coronavirus pandemic started to hit close to home (in the U.S.), it became clear that acquiring face masks and shields was a challenge. In many areas, personal protective equipment, or PPE, were in short supply. It was vital that our frontline workers had the protection they needed to keep themselves and their patients safe. In addition, safety was an issue for daily activity by ordinary citizens.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, essential workers, 3D printing

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