For Teachers: 3DVinci in the Classroom


Question: What do you get when you combine 3DVinci with Google SketchUp? Answer: Students having so much fun, they don't realize that they're learning the same design and spatial-relations skills taught to architects, artists, mathematicians, and engineers.


New to SketchUp?
Scroll down for easy steps to get started.

Looking for ideas?
Please see our free Teacher Guide, full of suggested design projects for all ages, in a variety of subjects.

Want to see projects in action?
View and subscribe to the 3DVinci YouTube channel


Our project books are great for class or homework projects, and can be used as enrichment or supplements to curriculum. Our materials are also great for after-school clubs, and educational summer camps.

For Grades 3 - 9: ModelMetricks books teach 3D design and modeling skills, using interesting and colorful projects.

Why teachers love ModelMetricks

For Grades 6 - 12: GeomeTricks books teach 2D and 3D math and geometry concepts using patterns and polygons.

Why teachers love GeomeTricks

For Grade 9 through Higher Ed: The Google SketchUp Student Coursebook uses design projects to teach all of SketchUp's tools and features. 

 


Google SketchUp is a FREE, fun, and engaging 3D modeling program that blends left-brain analytics with right-brain creativity. Design professionals such as architects and engineers have been using it for years in the workplace. And recently, teachers and parents have discovered how much students love it, and how much they learn when they use it.

Google SketchUp is simply the best application out there for teaching 3D design. And teachers who have used our self-learning materials say they serve as great enrichment to their design, math, and tech ed curricula. By working through our projects, students quickly work up from simple to complex designs.


Four Easy Steps to Get Started:

  1. Download sketchup

  2. For a quick guide to SketchUp installation, user interface, and basic tools, see our printable "Intro to SketchUp" PDF. Click either PC Version or Mac Version .

  3. Try out our free stuff for kids.

  4. Start teaching! For some starter project ideas, please check out our Free Teacher Guide. And our ModelMetricks and GeomeTricks books will unleash your students' creativity.