Teacher Review for SketchUp

Newer edu.sketchup.com for schools provides seamless integration with Google Apps accounts. Lost some of the higher functionality (e.g. ability to completely edit "Materials", download animations) previous edu versions, but still a great product.

Jonathan M.
Classroom teacher
Central Middle School of Science
Anchorage, United States
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Science
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
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I teach a 3D design and modeling class in which students follow a few tutorials to learn SketchUp basics. Halfway through the course students begin to create and 3D print some of their own creations to meet specified design criteria.
My Take
Because of the steep learning curve, SketchUp is best utilized in a standalone class or for projects of quite a long term nature.