With news of China putting 400,000 printers in elementary schools by 2016, we started looking for experts in teaching kids 3D Printing and found we had to go north to Canada to talk with John Bokla of i3D Creatives and the #i3D Podcast. Find out why he is so passionate about teaching the next generation of 3D Print Designers and how he inspired us to start teaching our 6-year old daughter 3D Modeling right away!
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Graduation got us thinking about whether or not there would be any college graduates with the right design skills ready to fill all the 3D Printing positions coming in the near future. More importantly, it got us worrying about whether or not our local school district has any plans for teaching kids 3D Printing and 3D Design/Modeling for our two young daughters. During our in-depth discussion with 3D Printing educator, John Bokla about his RoadMap and LaunchPad curriculum, we were reminded that it is not just every parent’s obligation to make sure that teaching kids 3D Printing is a priority in our schools and camps, but also every business owner’s too. Spread STEAM!
IN THIS EPISODE:
- How i3D Creatives is filling the 3D modeling gap in Education
- Why 3D Education needs to include lessons in basic geometry, design and physics as well
- Why learning 3D Print Design is going to mean job security for all of us and our kids
- i3D Creatives
- #i3D on iTunes
- Autodesk 123D
- Your Roadmap for 3D Printing eBook
- Big Little Science Center
About John Bokla | i3D Creatives & #i3D Podcast
John is a 27 year old from Western Canada who got excited for the future of 3D Printing while studying Architectural Engineering at Thompson Rivers University. He aims to teach in a way that he would want to learn if he was still a kid. He tests his teaching i3D Creatives Launchpad techniques through classes at The Big Little Science Centre in Kamloops, BC for kids ages 8-12. John is also the host of #i3D Podcast where he is working on building a lean business through the use of 3D Printing. Note – John was also featured in Disruptive Magazine about the “Current State of 3D Printing in Education.”
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Thanks to our guest John Bokla of i3D Creatives. The best way to get in touch with him and find out more about his programs to teach kids to 3D Print is via his website. Don’t miss his podcast #i3D on iTunes.
Thanks also to Alexandra Hazzard & Jonatan Lind of JTL Films for all the media support and organization!
Click here to download the Transcript for WTFFF 031 Show Notes (PDF).
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