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3D Printing and SXSW

2016 April 28
by Lisa Wadors

This year has been very exciting for our 3D printing work.  Building on the momentum of the 3D forum last summer, DIAGRAM members spoke about the use of 3D printed tactiles at two very prestigious conferences. Lisa Wadors Verne, Benetech and Charlie Wapner, American Library Association, discussed the need for using 3D objects for learning and reinforcing complex spatial concepts that are difficult to convey or explore using pictures alone. At SXSWedu in Austin Texas, they examined the idea of schools, libraries and museums all collaborating to help support teacher in providing multi-modal access to complex STEM topics as well as utilizing student talent to create innovative learning tools.  Read more here http://www.districtdispatch.org/2016/03/reflections-on-sxsw/

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