It was not even end of the first week of Term 2 but the teachers at Pooraka Primary School were already keeping a step ahead with technology: the teachers were skilling up in their knowledge of 3D Printing with a one-hour professional development session presented by Maker’s Empire.

The session covered the history of 3D printing, what students would want to know, types of software available and view a 3D printer in action. Teachers also were able to look at 3D printed objects and had a go at designing their own 3D object. There was also a great discussion on the applications of 3D Printing emerging in housing, jewelry and health.

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Sally Clarke, Pooraka Primary School teacher, commented, “The Rapid Fire 3D printing workshop was a great introduction to familiarise teachers with the 3D printing process and its applications in a range of industries. The session has opened many options for classes to participate in when teachers start implementing the new Australian Technologies Curriculum.”

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