In 2011, The Browning School acquired a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic, a 3-D printer that allows our boys to create colorful plastic models of objects. This machine can literally turn a three-dimensional computer model into a physical object. Engineers, architects and other professionals, as well as hobbyists and students, use this machine to make models of designs that they conceive or, alternately, download from the parent company’s website.
Since 2011, even our Pre-Primary boys have learned about Maker-Bot in their technology classes. As part of MakerBot’s series of website stories (on makerbot.com) highlighting how Replicator 3D printers are used in education, The Browning School was pleased to recently welcome Blake Eskin, editor, and Annelise Jeske, videographer. Headmaster Clement and Director of Academic Technology Jeremy Sambuca, along with a number of Browning boys, lent their expertise and commentary for a video explaining Browning’s use of MakerBot and the School’s embrace of technology in recent years. View this segment in the making in the video below.
Visit the Browning Technology website to learn more about the new curriculum and grade level projects.