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SketchUp for Schools

3 Credits
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

Teaching technology to enhance both your professional and personal life is my passion. I recently retired in 2016 after 38 years in the classroom. During my career, I’ve taught everything from Architectural CAD to Algebra, from Woodshop to Web Design with the last 20 years being in technical subjects. Now I find myself teaching teachers and I pride myself on trying to be as supportive as possible. Regardless of your background, I believe you will find I offer courses that are fun, relaxed, and offer practical challenges for users of all skill levels while working on your terms in an online environment. When a student completes one of my courses, it is my goal that they end up with skills and materials they can use in their classroom the very next day. Best of all, all of my courses use free, powerful software which allows you and your students to use it at school and home.