MakerBot Earns ISTE Seal for 3D Printing Certification Program, Study Shows K-12 Teacher Satisfaction Doubles in Two Years
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will exhibit its solutions for educators, including the MakerBot
Certification program and lesson plans from Thingiverse
Education™, at this year’s ISTE conference beginning
With its 3D printers in over 7,000 schools, MakerBot offers the most
robust collection of resources for educators and was recently named the Best
3D Printer for Schools by All3DP.com. MakerBot CEO
Through this focus on listening to and supporting educators, MakerBot has made substantial progress in how well 3D printers meet teachers’ instructional goals. A survey of over 2,000 MakerBot Educators, conducted over the past three years, asked teachers to rate their success using MakerBot 3D printers for general K-12 and CAD instruction. In both categories, the percentage of teachers who reported the printers met their classroom needs doubled over two years.
“This data shows that MakerBot isn’t just growing its user base in schools,” Goshen continued. “We’re measurably improving teachers’ experiences using 3D printing. Much of this impressive teacher satisfaction is thanks to the effort we’ve put into solving real classroom problems—like the availability of 3D printing curriculum with Thingiverse Education, clear best practices with the MakerBot Educators Guidebook, and now training with the new MakerBot Certification program.”
The same survey asked teachers to gauge their interest in cloud-based 3D printing, and 58% reported an immediate interest in using a cloud-based workflow. This clear preference towards a simple, flexible workflow is what drove the development of the industry’s first seamless cloud-based platform, My MakerBot™. It combines 3D print preparation with printer management and connects directly to Tinkercad® software for easy 3D design and printing—compatible with Chromebook® computers or any browser-based device. By working directly with the world’s largest community of 3D printing educators, MakerBot is able to predict and identify key educator values and challenges, then address them with deeply impactful solutions.
Collectively, these and other insights confirm that the market for 3D printing in education has matured significantly in the past several years; educators are finding their footing with the technology, and MakerBot is the leading provider for 3D printing education solutions that go beyond just hardware and software.
For more information on the MakerBot Certification™ program visit:
To see the program in person at ISTE:
visit MakerBot at booth #2554
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To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
Josh Snider, 347.676.3847