Top 10 ways how to use 3D printers in your class.

– Scan a picture of Albert Einstein’s face in 3D to create a realistic-looking face mask. Wear it to the next class and say, “Your professor is sick today, so I’ll be covering the class…get out your pens and ink wells.”

– Create and print two gigantic 3D ears and place them on the sides of your head. Ask the students a question telling them to speak up when they answer.

– Create and print 3 extra fingers on each hand and see how long it takes for students to notice.

– 3D print several life size replicas of yourself and place them around the room during exam time. Students won’t know which one is the real you, thereby deterring any potential of cheating.

– Print out your classroom in 3D with the same room number and place it down the hall from your real classroom. Sit back and be entertained by all the confusion.

– During the previous week, tell the class there will be a famous guest speaker in the next class and they “won’t want to miss this class!”. Print out a life size 3D replica of Kim Kardashian and place it at the front of the classroom. Once everyone is excited and seated, tell them it’s not real, and proceed to give them all a surprise quiz.

– Create all your exams in 3D so that students have to wear those cheap, cardboard, red/blue 3D glasses in order to read it. Take a picture to show management how you are using leading-edge technology in the classroom.

– Print miniature 3D replicas of yourself for students to take home and place on their work desks for motivational purposes.

– Randomly, during the middle of a class, start to print out a 3D potter’s wheel, create a clay pot, and start singing ‘Unchained Melody’ by the Righteous Brothers.

– Become your students favourite prof by bringing in a 3D pizza printer and start handing out unlimited amounts of pizza for all of them.

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