With COVID-19 impacting the ability of teachers and students to gather face to face, remote learning is the remedy. As such, Tinkercad has been found to be a valuable tool in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Tinkercad is our free, easy-to-use app for 3D design, electronics, and coding. It's used by teachers, children, hobbyists, and designers to imagine, design, and make anything!
In 2018, my colleague, Guillermo Melantoni, and I taught a Tinkercad class at the Alameda Boys ad Girls Club. During this time of the pandemic, one of the most frequent requests our Tinkercad team receives is for lesson plans. Well, you know what they say, "Ask and yee shall receive." The Tinkercad site has a set of free lesson plans.
Autodesk has always been an automation company. Today, more than ever, that means helping our customers automate their design and make processes. We help them embrace the future of making, where they can do more (e.g., quantity, functionality, performance, quality), with less (e.g., energy, raw materials, timeframes, waste of human potential), and realize the opportunity for better (e.g., innovation, user experience, efficiency, sustainability, return on investment). Helping teachers and students get a start on design and making is part of providing the opportunity for better.
Lesson planning is alive in the lab.