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Google's top education expert predicts what schools will look like in 50 years

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Google's top education expert predicts what schools will look like in 50 years

Google's Lighthouse Dome Classroom - Credit: Google For Education Roadshow

Google's Lighthouse Dome Classroom - Credit: Google For Education Roadshow

We love this article by Business Insider that talks with Jonathan Rochelle, head of product management for Google Apps for Education. It affirms the same feelings we have here at Polar 3D, the next 50 years of education are going to be exciting, cutting-edge and collaborative. Some quotes we particularly like —

“…schools are poised to become highly collaborative spaces, thanks to the advent of virtual and augmented reality. Instead of needing to meet in the same physical space, kids could work on long-term projects remotely and interact through online platforms.”

This mindset is exactly why we’ve worked hard on the Polar Cloud, building collaboration into its core - allowing teachers and students to share & manage their 3D objects and 3D printers together. The same can be said for our STEAMtrax curriculum, which directly encourages 3D printing & collaboration to solve STEAM based problems as a team. 

“But Rochelle knows technology can't transform education on its own — it takes a smart application of cutting-edge products to help kids learn. As the world gets more technologically advanced, it's partly up to teachers to make sure kids feel comfortable using the latest products effectively.”

We also couldn’t agree more with this, and that’s why we are fully committed to training & promoting the teachers of the future to better use our products like STEAMtrax and Polar3D Printers through our professional development  & support offerings. Even direct features, such as Google Classroom Integration and Chromebook + Mobile compatibility, make using the Polar Cloud with lesson plans easy and comfortable — while still being on the cutting edge of technology. With a future as exciting as this, we can't wait to get back to school!

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3D Difference Makers 2016

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3D Difference Makers 2016

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The Children's Museum's Difference Makers Celebration honors youth, adults, businesses, and agencies that share the focus to better the lives of children in their community. Difference Makers go out of their way to enact significant change in the community. They distinguish themselves from others by their dedication and impact. Polar 3D was honored to be named as one of two business winners of the "Difference Makers 2016 Award."

2016 Difference Maker: Business Honorees - VIDEO DifferenCe Makers 2016 AWARD - POLAR 3D

Difference Makers 2016 Business Honoree Video



Difference Makers 2016 Award Winner - Polar 3D Polar 3D is an early stage technology company that brought its novel 3D printer design to market in early 2015. With a focus is on the education market, Polar 3D hopes to bring 3D printing technology learning opportunities to all students. As part of its community outreach, Polar3D started working with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati through the donation of printers and collaboration with after school programming directors. Since that initial effort, Polar3D has coordinated its efforts with the national umbrella organization, Boys and Girls Club of America, and has launched a program to place its printers in Boys and Girls Clubs across the country. The effort is to bring hands-on STEM learning opportunities to kids and teens who are underserved in those areas of learning.

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