Teacher Review for Autodesk Design Academy

Great tool for 3D modeling and printing!

Carly S.
Classroom teacher
Oquirrh Hills Middle School
Riverton, United States
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My Grades 7, 8, 9
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I had my students follow a youtube tutorial on creating a fidget spinner on autodesk inventor. There are lots of tutorials out there that could be used for younger students. 8th and 9th graders did pretty good following it. We also followed a block tutorial and then I let them create their own keychain to 3D print. They have to save it as an STL which is a little tricky, but they LOVE having something that they created themselves.
My Take
I love it. It's advanced enough for some but can be simplified for the general ed or lower kids. I think if they could easily export an STL to 3D print, that would be the only improvement. Follow the tutorials yourself before so you can help the kids when they need it!