TINKERCAD

TINKERCAD

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Tinkercad, the free, online 3D design and 3D printing app.

Tinkercad is the entry-level 3D modeling design tool by Autodesk that allows users to create 3D objects simply as well as downloadable and 3D-printable items.

Creating 3D objects adds to the 2D x-axis (width) and y-axis (height) the third dimension, z-axis, which represents the depth. An .OBJ or .STL file will be created from the design created in TinkerCAD. Either of those file types can be downloaded and printed using a 3D printer, although .STL files seem to work on ours more easily.

 

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Earn Your Stripe!

  • Create an object from scratch using TinkerCAD.
  • Download the .OBJ/.STL file and upload it below OR take a screenshot and upload it below.
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  • This tool allows students to demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies.
  • This tool allows students to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.
  • This tool allows students to represent data in various ways.
  • This tool allows students to develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
  • This tool allows students to choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
  • This tool allows students to demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
  • If students follow step by step tutorials instead of teacher instructions
  • If students go back to previous steps in their lesson to review a skill
  • If students design an object
  • If students 3D print their object

Alignment to the ISTE Standards and to SAMR is intended to help teachers understand the roles these technologies have in creating learning experiences. They are not meant to be concrete classifiers. Any other suggestions on the alignment of these may be forwarded to the Instructional Tech Dept. ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), iste.org. All rights reserved.

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