November 15, 2019
Y Soft Corporation, announced be3D Academy, an online collection of 3D resources and lesson plans designed to make it easy to teach in 3D. be3D Academy is now available to educators as an additional part of YSoft be3D eDee, a 3D printing solution designed specifically for education.
Y Soft has worked with educators around the world to understand how 3D printing could seamlessly be part of classroom learning. By designing safety features for the eDee 3D printer and ensuring that the entire flow—rom design to printed 3D model—was easy for school-aged children to use without direct supervision, eDee has continued to meet the needs of educators. With be3D Academy, educators now have an online resource of teacher-tested STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) projects that bring classroom subjects to life, according to the company.
Each be3D Academy lesson plan offers educators a variety of tools, including 3D model files, videos, student worksheets and presentations to help introduce the 3D project to students. Each lesson indicates the STEAM or design concepts that the project explores. be3D Academy also includes video tutorials and a 3D model database containing ready-made models that can be printed using the YSoft be3D eDee printer.
“3D printing is particularly valuable in the classroom to convey complex subjects. When students can touch and adjust physical objects they have created, understanding increases. Comprehension of STEAM subjects can be difficult, and be3D Academy's lessons make concepts interesting and fun,” said Elke Heiss, Y Soft chief marketing officer. “be3D Academy lesson plans range from creating castles to understanding geometric shapes and volumes to creating a Da Vinci bridge as a science learning project.”
be3D Academy is open to any educator interested in bringing the benefits of 3D printing to the classroom. The lessons and provided 3D models are designed and optimized for use on YSoft be3D eDee printers with Y Soft certified filaments. be3D Academy can be found here.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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