Students' designs come to life with 3D printers

03/28/2013 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Students in eighth grade at a Pennsylvania school are using Google's SketchUp software to design an object and 3D printers to make their creations a reality. The lesson begins in seventh grade when students -- who are enrolled in a technology-education course -- first learn to use the software. Teacher Jason Steele said the lesson and others that use the 3D printers help teach students a "digital language."

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