The 3DC.io app by 3D Creationist OÜ lets users easily create 3D models. Students can build, share, and even 3D-print their designs. 3DC uses basic shapes (cube, sphere, cylinder, cone) to create any 3D model. From the simplest design to the most complex objects, students can build their models by simply moving, rotating, and scaling primitive objects. They simply use the arrows around the shape to manipulate the object in the desired direction. Future updates will include additional shapes and ready-to-print models, as well as the option to share video playbacks of students’ creative process. Users will also be able to bend objects and animate their 3D models. 3DC is built for collaboration, so students can work on a large-scale project together in class. In addition, they can visit the online gallery to see what others are building. By completing a short online questionnaire, interested educators can download a sample lesson and see how 3DC can be incorporated as part of an innovative curriculum. Costs: App is free for iOS and Android, and as a Google Chrome add-on. 3DC PRO is available as a monthly or yearly subscription, with a free trial period.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in May.
pi-top is an award-winning ecosystem that gives every learner the opportunity to be inspired by making.pi-top’s award-winning modular computing platform, supported by curriculum tools and software, brings computer science and multidisciplinary STEAM education to life. Learners are invited to work collaboratively on real-world challenges and projects using the pi-top physical computing and coding platform and develop creative, critical, and computational thinking skills. The new pi-top Learning System provides all the tools and support necessary to deliver the very best STEAM education to students. With the pi-top Learning System, educators can develop their students’ digital expertise and equip them with essential skills to thrive in the future. Attending ISTE 2018? Discover the pi-top Learning System at booth 812.
TECHNOLOchicas is an initiative of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Televisa Foundation designed to raise awareness among young Latinas and their families about opportunities and careers in technology.