Educator Timothy Selgrat from the Carleton W. Washburne School in Illinois is thinking outside the box when it comes to teaching during social isolation. A technical education teacher, he found himself having to quickly find ways to adapt during the switch to online distance learning during the outbreak of COVID-19.
As technical education is a hands-on type of learning, many have struggled to figure out how to best transition to distance learning. Without a 3D printer in every home, how would students be able to create and engage with the material?
Timothy found a way. Though much of his original lesson plan included hands-on education, he discovered that he could still keep his students engaged through design. By having students continue to create design files and electronically send them to him, he is able to print them from the Makerbot Method printer he brought home with him. Students can keep engaging with the lesson plans by continuing to design, and Timothy can print out each design file and show students through web meetings how their design physically functions.
Interested in doing the same? Contact a member of the H2I Technical Products team to coordinate either taking your printer home from your school, or having one sent to your house, so you can continue educating your students.