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Web App of the Week – 3DTin

I’m always on the lookout for great new web applications that can serve an educational purpose, and was happy to stumble upon 3DTin today at the Google Chrome Webstore. 3DTin is a digital design program that allows you to create three dimensional objects out of some basic shapes, including cubes, cylinders, cones, wedges, and spheres, among others. The video below from YouTube shows an example of a 3D design built using 3DTin:

This app could be a great resource for anyone working within STEM education, as students can create both simple and complex models of objects to integrate mathematics, engineering, and technology into real world situations.

The following Common Core State Standards correlate with this application:

High School Geometry:

  • G-MG.1. Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).
  • G-MG.3. Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost; working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).

How have you used 3DTin or a similar program in your classrooms?  Would love to hear your ideas!

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