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SketchUp for Schools

STEM-903
3 Credits
Online
4.91/5.00
STEM-903
3 Credits
Online
4.91/5.00

SketchUp for Schools is a free version of SketchUp available to any primary or secondary school signed up with G Suite for Education or Microsoft Education. With SketchUp for Schools, students around the world have access to free and intuitive 3D modeling tools that enable creative expression and skill development from a young age. Now 3D modeling is more accessible and easier to use than ever before!

Ideal for project-based learning in a variety of STEAM applications, SketchUp for Schools can operate on almost any web-connected device, including Chromebooks, to create models ranging from the Jamestown settlement to the carbon atom to models for 3D printing. Prototyping, projects, problem-solving and much more come alive as students create in every possible corner of STEAM.

Instruction on both the desktop and web-based versions are available in this course and each lesson can be adapted to the needs for your classroom the next day. No prerequisite knowledge with is required. The program is free to use for education.

NOTE: Recommended book must be acquired separately.

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Eric Westland

Instructor
After spending 38 years in the classroom, I retired in 2016 and transitioned to teaching teachers. My expertise spans diverse subjects, particularly in technical fields over the last three decades, from Architectural CAD to Algebra, Woodshop to Web Design. I take pride in offering enjoyable and relevant courses and creating a supportive environment for teachers of all backgrounds. In my classes, expect a relaxed atmosphere with practical challenges tailored to various skill levels. The online format allows flexibility, fitting seamlessly into your schedule. My ultimate goal is for every student to gain both enjoyable experiences and immediately applicable skills and materials for their classrooms.