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Woo, Yura; Ju, Young-Gu – Physics Education, 2019
In this paper, we present the details of the development of a smartphone spectrometer for education using a 3D printer and characterized the performance by comparison with a paper craft spectrometer. The optical design and the narrow slit used in the build resulted in the formation of accurate images of the slit on the image sensor leading to a…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hsiao, Hsien-Sheng; Chen, Jyun-Chen; Lin, Chien-Yu; Zhuo, Pei-Wen; Lin, Kuen-Yi – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2019
This study combined 3D printing technology with experiential learning strategies (ELS) to design a hands-on curriculum for preengineering students. The participants learned interdisciplinary knowledge and abstract scientific concepts through the curriculum. The study implemented a quasi-experimental design to examine whether the students who…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Visual Aids, Experiential Learning, Computer Uses in Education
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Marshall, Cory – Science Teacher, 2019
This article describes how one teacher introduced Earth science topics to a 10th-grade biology class using a 3D printer. The activities described give students opportunities to visit Earth's geologic landmarks through kinesthetic modeling. 3D-printed topographical maps function as a supplement to, or replacement of, two-dimensional drawings,…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Printing, Topography, Maps
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Popelka, Susan R.; Langlois, Joshua – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" is an 1884 novella written by English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott. He describes what it would be like to live in a two-dimensional (2D) world--Flatland. It is fascinating reading that underscores the challenge of teaching three-dimensional (3D) mathematics using 2D tools. Real-world applications of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education
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Chien, Yu-Hung; Chu, Po-Ying – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
To enable high school students, especially those interested in art and design-related careers, to improve their ability to integrate knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in their creative design practices and to be familiar with auto manufacturing, the development of a bridging curriculum, known as STEAM (science,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, High School Students, College Students, Engineering Education
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Nemorin, Selena; Selwyn, Neil – Research Papers in Education, 2017
Digital fabrication and "3D Making" are prominent recent additions to school curricula, hastened by the increased affordability of Computer Assisted Design software and devices such as 3D printers. It is increasingly argued that classroom use of these technologies can re-orientate schools towards forms of skills and knowledge appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Printing, Computer Peripherals
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Saorin, José Luis; Carbonell-Carrera, Carlos; Cantero, Jorge de la Torre; Meier, Cecile; Aleman, Drago Diaz – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2017
Spatial interpretation features as a skill to acquire in the educational curricula. The visualization and interpretation of three-dimensional objects in tactile devices and the possibility of digital manufacturing with 3D printers, offers an opportunity to include replicas of sculptures in teaching and, thus, facilitate the 3D interpretation of…
Descriptors: Sculpture, Visual Aids, Art Education, High School Students
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Chien, Yu-Hung – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
This study developed an integrated-STEM CO[subscript 2] dragster design course using 3D printing technology. After developing a pre-engineering curriculum, we conducted a teaching experiment to assess students' differences in creativity, race forecast accuracy, and learning performance. We compared student performance in both 3D printing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Grade 10, Engineering Education
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Deal, Walter F., III; Hsiung, Steve C. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2016
Today there are a number of 3D printing technologies that are low cost and within the budgets of middle and high school programs. Educational technology companies offer a variety of 3D printing technologies and parallel curriculum materials to enable technology and engineering teachers to easily add 3D learning activities to their programs.…
Descriptors: Technology Education, Engineering Education, Manufacturing, Visual Aids
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Cease-Cook, Jennifer; Test, David W.; Scroggins, La' Shawndra – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This study used a multiple-probe across participants design to examine the effects of the CD-Rom version of the "Self-Advocacy Strategy" on quality of contributions in Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings of five high school students with intellectual disability. Results indicated a functional relationship between using the CD-Rom…
Descriptors: High School Students, Individualized Education Programs, Mental Retardation, Self Advocacy
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Poetzel, Adam; Muskin, Joseph; Munroe, Anne; Russell, Craig – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Imagine high school students glued to computer screens--not playing video games but applying their mathematical knowledge of functions to the design of three-dimensional sculptures. Imagine these students engaging in rich discourse as they transform functions of their choosing to design unique creations. Now, imagine these students using…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, College School Cooperation