Invent to Learn has turned into the Bible of the maker movement in education. Clear, concise and ranging from history and theory to hands on ideas that can be implemented in schools, this book came along at a good time.
The same seems to be true for another book that is just now being released: The Invent to Learn Guide to 3D Printing in Classrooms: Recipes for Success.
I’ve recently spent some time trying to hunt down good lesson plans online that involved 3D printing. The results were less than encouraging. These machines, which have so much potential for learning have, at this point, little solid pedagogy behind how they can be used in classrooms. This book is one project that is beginning to fill that hole.
The book begins with an introductory chapter and then moves into 18 different projects that can be used in classrooms. While I haven’t got a copy of this book yet, I’m encouraged by what I can see flipping through it on Amazon and it seems to be worth the price.