If you spent the summer remodeling your school’s computer lab, making it shine, and replacing some of the outdated machines with less outdated machines, then that’s great! We’re sorry, though. You may have wasted your time. At a somewhat surprising rate, schools are ditching the traditional computer labs and replacing them with innovation hubs known as 3D printer labs. Kids get the added STEM experience and the school spends a lot more money. Not so fast. We’ve got five top-of-the-line and, most importantly, affordable 3D printers you should stick in your school this year.
MakerBot makes inventors out of everyone and we've brought their brilliance back to our store just in time for back to school! Teachers can now get the 3D printer they really want as well as all the filaments their students could possibly need all in one place. We're helping bring 3D printing into your school or makerspace and keep it there. MakerBot is incredibly simple and a truly teacher-friendly printer designed to get kids innovating, designing, and thriving in the 21st century all while educators enjoy a worry-free way of teaching.
A while ago - about a year now at this point - we were introduced to the Edison Robot and did a nice little write-up on it in what you now know as the Eduporium Experiment. We explored some of its many capbiltiies, including its ability to follow lines and react to sounds even though those are only two of its many. Now, it's revamped, however, and we've got some new stuff to cover, so here we go!
Wouldn’t it be nice if students got everything they needed to know perfect every single time? Things would run so much more smoothly and everyone would be happier. Right? Wrong. Failure is an absolutely critical part of student learning especially in today’s hands-on, STEM-focused atmosphere. Students need to make mistakes in order to discover how to not solve problems just as much as they need to learn the right way. It’s time to start celebrating failure in education and important for educators to preach the wonders of failing forward.
Eduporium recently cemented a new partnership with the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit. Out of Norristown, Pa., the MCIU is one of 29 intermediate units in the state that provides support to local schools and districts.