PrintLab (UK), a 3D printing curriculum developer and global distributor, are today announcing 2 new products in the form of unlimited-use licenses for their online 3D printing learning platform – PrintLab Classroom. The new solutions will provide schools, libraries, makerspaces and edtech training providers with unlimited seats to their 3D printing certification course, together with unlimited teacher/instructor accounts to their 3D printing lesson plan library.
Over the course of 2018, PrintLab has introduced their 3D printing curriculum to over 300 individual teachers globally. Now with the new unlimited-use licenses, their aim is to accelerate the growth of 3D printing across entire schools and organisations. The 2 new products include:
PrintLab Classroom – Site License: A 1 year license ($999/year) for schools and non-profit educational organisations including libraries and makerspaces. With this license, all teaching staff can participate in a 4 hour online professional development course before selecting projects from the lesson plan library to teach their students. Every lesson is cross-curricular and comes with everything a teacher needs to deliver the project, including step-by-step instructions, downloadable presentations, video tutorials, student workbooks and STL files. 2 new projects are also added to the library each month.
PrintLab Classroom – Instructor License: A 1 year license ($1999) aimed at edtech training providers and consultants who deliver 3D printing workshops. The license allows organisations to have unlimited commercial use of PrintLab Classroom, giving them complete freedom to grow their commercial businesses with tried and tested classroom content.
Jason Yeung, Co-Founder at PrintLab spoke about the new site license by saying, ‘Within a school, there currently tends to be one or two technology/computing teachers who are the key drivers for 3D printing in the classroom. The site license aims to break down the silos in education and upskill teachers across all subject areas, so that they can deliver the cross-curricular learning processes that our 3D printing curriculum has to offer.
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As we grow our lesson plan library to include globally important themes such as the circular economy and assistive devices, we truly believe this new combination of unlimited training and curriculum can become an inspiration toolkit to prepare the next generation for their future careers’.
Beamont Collegiate Academy and FabLab Warrington in the UK are the first institutions to receive the site license. They plan to use the package to get High School students utilising 3D design from the outset. John Grimshaw from FabLab Warrington commented saying, ‘PrintLab is so detailed and easy to learn. It has saved me hours of pre-work, allowing me to spend more time working with students rather than educating myself on the nuts and bolts of the subject matter’.
The new licenses are now available from PrintLab, who are offering a 7-day free trial for those interested. For further information and to start a free trial, visit http://weareprintlab.com/printlab-classroom.
About PrintLab: PrintLab is a developer of 3D printing curriculum and global distributor for a range of the world’s best 3D technology products. Formed in 2016 and based in the UK, our mission from the outset was to support the growth of 3D technologies in education by growing an ecosystem of products and resources, specifically for schools.