A BETTER HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCE – 3D PRINTING PENS (3Doodler) IN CLASSROOMS

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The very foundation of everything we understand and how we perceive it starts in the classroom. That’s the beginning of a very long journey of learning, and that’s why it’s probably the most important one too. Classroom learning, on the whole, has seen a massive shift over the years. Teaching styles have gone from being strict and confined to being more open and encouraging. New ideas, new tools and new approaches to learning different subjects have all made classroom education a much more dynamic and evolving experience. And yes, we’re entirely for it.

Talking about revolutionary learning tools, there’s a particular one that we want to touch upon – 3D printing pens.

Years ago if one had to imagine making real-life models with just a pen, it might have sounded quite implausible. However, advancements in technology have brought us far enough to make this a possibility. 3D printing pens are quite exceptional in many ways and can be used for a plethora of purposes and applications, once the technique has been understood.

Here, we’re focusing on how it can aid with bettering the learning and growing
experience in a classroom, mixing together the seriousness of knowledge and the application of a fun tool. Getting the technique right with a 3D pen is essential, and then using it to impart knowledge is fairly straightforward and also innovative.

That being said, let’s look at different ways that a 3D pen can be used in a classroom:

1. Models

Teaching through visual aid is one of the oldest ways to do so, but the medium of showcasing the visuals has seen a shift over time. 3D pens make for an excellent tool to bring a model to life and to instantly turn a simple drawing into something that can be touched, felt and viewed in a better perspective. Whether its science or art, a 3D model can give the children a 360-degree view of things, and they can also recreate a model once they’ve got the hang of it.

2. Homework

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All children detest homework at some point, and that does have a negative impact on their keenness to learn. To keep the interest going, schools can allow homework assignments where students have to use a 3D pen to create something for points or marks. This will also greatly encourage them to explore their creative side and add a new feather to their cap.

3. Group work

It’s not just individual projects that 3D pens can come in handy for. Even group or partner assignments can give students a chance to learn a new skill together and/or use 3D pens to explore a joint creative project. If would also act as an incentive for them to put their best feet forward and co-create something interested and appealing.

4. Attention to detail

Sometimes some concepts can be hard to explain to students in 2D because the intricate details can get lost in the simplicity of a flat, plain surface. Here, 3D pens can swoop in and really give a different viewpoint on everyone. Right from the most obvious details to the more hidden ones, 3D pens are great for making everything more clear.

5. Creativity

3D pens most definitely improve and increase the scope for creativity, by shifting from a very basic dimension to a more versatile one. Classroom learning has to be a good combination of both theory and application, and when it comes to application, a 3D pen is one of the simplest yet effective gadgets to use. Both the students and teachers can combine their interests and create things which will further improve the learning of
various subject matters.

Conclusion

Keeping the above suggestions in mind, schools and institutions should definitely consider incorporating 3D pens into their learning process.

3D pens (3doodler)  has become very popular amongst designers and artists all over the world, and starting off young with children in classrooms is a wise initiative for sure. The highlight of this is that not only will they learn better, but they will be stimulated and encouraged to keep using the pen.