Teacher Review for Tinkercad

Powerful, easy, and free web based CAD software which allows students of different ages to learn about CAD and engineering

Adam S.
Classroom teacher
East Quogue School
East Quogue, United States
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use it in my STEAM classroom to help in PBL. It is quite a robust application, so there is quite a lot of learning that needs to take place. Fortunately, Tinkercad provides web based tutorials for students to complete, that are project driven. If you spend the time to let the students learn this application, it pays off tenfold in what they can create.
My Take
I LOVE this app. I use it often with my students to explore the Engineering Design Process. This can be a resource intensive application, and can slow down older devices, and use up bandwidth. Additionally, if a student creates a very intricate design in Tinkercad, it can take a VERY long time to load, and in the case of my Chromebooks, it can even crash Chrome.