3D modeling in the classroom - High school video tutorials

HOW 3D MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN CLASS — Teachers Stories #3

Get inspired from the 3D tutorials real teachers created for their classes and read about their experiences with using Vectary for their 3D modeling lessons. If you would like to start incorporating 3D into your class curriculum, you are in the right place!

With an easy-to-learn 3D design tool like Vectary at hand, it didn’t take long for many of the teachers we are collaborating with to start making their own 3D tutorials.

Tutorials are a great way to personalize lessons even more as educators can choose their own topics and make them more interactive. Another advantage is adding more detailed instructions which are easier to follow for beginner students as well as available for them to review at anytime and anywhere.

3D modeling tutorials for High school students

Phil Smith is a design teacher at the American International School of Bucharest, Romania, a private school that follows the IB curriculum from K-12. He teaches students from grade 6 to Grade 10, mostly working on product design based on 3D modeling and 3D printing.

We are really interested in Vectary, as it is a much better next step from Tinkercad. We have been using it for about a week with the students. They are having a lot of fun, and are very impressed by the great models they can make.

Phil decided to make a few video tutorials in Vectary with the aim of having them closer to his teaching needs and to those of his students.

Here’s a video of Phil tutoring how to create a vase in Vectary 1.0:

I made those videos quickly this morning, and hope to take more time over the next few weeks to make a more polished collection for middle school students. Basically, I just extended out the instructions that you had already given in your videos, but hopefully making it a bit easier for my students to follow. Thanks for filling the gap left by 123D Design (and doing better).

For those who don’t like to limit themselves to creating shapes in one single tool, Phil made a tutorial on how to send 3D models as STLs from one 3D tool to another:

Scott Wasserman teaches Computer Programming at the Mechanicsburg High School in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, USA where more than 100 students are already 3D modeling in Vectary. To meet his students’ preference and level of knowledge, Scott also started creating his own video tutorials in our 3D tool.

He’s been quite prolific already, covering topics from how to make a barrel or a crate, to making a handle and a box with a steel cage. Scott is describing in great detail each step and function in Vectary to make it as easy as possible for his students to learn 3D modeling.

Watch Scott’s video in Vectary 1.0 on how to make a handle:

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3D modeling can be lots of fun and easy to teach. To make it more adaptable to classes, we started a new program — VECTARY for Education  — and many workshop leaders and teachers who have joined are standing by it. Be one of them and start utilizing fully our free 3D resources today!

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