SchoolArts Magazine

SEP 2019

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Ultimaker ultimaker.com While there are many 3D printers on the market, none in my book for and art and design teachers are better than the Ultimaker. Ease of use, high-quality professional prints, and a great educational support system and website (ultimaker. com/en/resources/education) make it my pick. I even teach educators at the University of the Arts Professional Insti - tute for Educators in Philadelphia with Ultimaker printers. Christopher Sweeney is a design teacher at Charter High School for Architecture and Design in Philadelphia. csweeney@ chadstaff.org Morphi morphiapp.com Morphi is a fun and easy-to-use 3D modeling and design app. I use it personally every day, as well as with my classes. We have used it in conjunction with the Open Press Project (openpressproject.com) with our relief print- making. The iPad version offers Augmented Reality view- ing, which allows you to place and edit your 3D models in a real-world environment. I highly recommend trying it with your students. Birdbrain Technologies birdbraintechnologies.com Pittsburgh's Birdbrain Technologies makes an easy-to-use, but highly sophisticated mini-robot called the Finch Bot. It can be controlled with Scratch, Snap!, or Python, all coding language programs. It is durable, and I like to use the pen - holder in the back of the robot to create mural drawings. Discover the latest apps, programs, books, instructional materials, and more. Want to shar our experience? Submit a review at SchoolArts.com/ResourceCenter. A student uses a codable Finch Bot (Birdbrain Technologies) to create a drawing. A 3D model created using the Morphi app. An Ultimaker 3D printer. CENTER Reviews of educational resources written b our fellow art educators! RESOURCE 46 SEPTEMBER 2019 SchoolArts

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