Tactile technology has a huge role to play in the future of education. Whether giving visual learners the tools they need to thrive, levelling the gender gap in STEAM subjects, or making classrooms more engaging places to learn, we want to contribute.
Today we are taking a giant step towards that goal, announcing a Matching Offer with DonorsChoose.org to make 3Doodler more accessible to teachers across the United States. Coupled with our dedicated 3Doodler EDU website, we’re supporting educators with all the resources they need to integrate 3D technology into their classrooms.
Here’s what you can do to help take learning to a new dimension.
What is DonorsChoose.org?
DonorsChoose.org makes it easy for anyone to support a classroom in need, ensuring students in every community have the tools and experiences for a great education.
Connecting the public with educators across the country, DonorsChoose.org lets teachers request materials for their classrooms, and showcases those requests on the DonorsChoose.org platform so that anyone can donate.
Donors can search through projects and choose the ones they want to donate towards. Once the project reaches its goal, DonorsChoose.org purchases the items and delivers them directly to the school, making classroom dreams a reality.
3Doodler & Donorschoose.org
3Doodler has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to double the impact of every donation to projects requesting 3Doodler products for classroom use.
When teachers and educators start a project on DonorsChoose.org and request a 3Doodler EDU bundle for their schools or classroom, 3Doodler will match every donation made to these projects – dollar for dollar.
This means more opportunities for students across the country to get hands-on with 3D tech.
3Doodler’s Place in the Classroom
Put simply, the 3Doodler helps students make physical sense of things that are otherwise hard to understand. What’s more powerful than that?
We’ve always believed that the 3Doodler will be an essential part of any STEAM curriculum, serving as an introduction to emerging tech, 3D creation, and most importantly, a tactile way to explore math and science. Be it Engineering, Art and Design, Computational Thinking, or Geometry, exploring concepts in a project-based and hands-on way enhances engagement and understanding.
Beyond STEAM, teachers and educators continue to surprise us with the array of applications they have found for the 3Doodler. Teachers like Eva Reilly have found ways to bridge subjects using the 3Doodler, like this historical project she introduced to her high school English class. Others are using it to pioneer tactile learning for the blind and visually impaired, creating adaptable learning aids on the fly.
We’re humbled and inspired by this, with educators continuing to show us how 3D technology can be applied to any subject and nearly any lesson.
"As teachers, we learn that hands-on projects help students apply what they learn in school to the world around us – predictable and unpredictable. Students learn that, in the end, everything we learn in school comes together – English, history, math, science, and technology."-Eva Reilly, English Teacher
How You Can Start a 3Doodler Project on Donorschoose.org
For teachers and educators in the United States who want to introduce 3Doodler into your classrooms, we’ll be matching every donation made to your DonorsChoose.org Project (while funds last!).
3Doodler Create EDU 12 pen bundle for larger classrooms with students aged 14+
3Doodler Create EDU 6 pen bundle for smaller-sized classes and projects with students aged 14+
3Doodler Start EDU 12 pen bundle for younger students aged 8+
Once you have chosen the right EDU bundle for you, get your project set up and started on DonorsChoose.org.
Each donation made to your project will have double the impact, with 3Doodler supporting you all the way, matching each dollar donated!