Future Makers - Year 2 Teachers - Tag It!

This course specifically targets year 2 teachers and introduces them to the concept of iterative design, CAD and 3D printing with project-based learning.
Target Audience
This course is specifically aimed at Year 2 teachers who would like to teach their students how to become future makers. Future Makers – students who are able to design, make models in CAD and 3D print them. Ideally, course candidates will have access to a 3D printer.

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This Future Makers Course is for Year 2 teachers who wish to teach design, CAD and 3D Printing to their students.
Covered in this course is how to:
• Teach explicit criteria on how to use free Tinkercad software with the students
• Understand how to create a Design Brief and Criteria, Diagnostic Grid, Student Assessment Task with this technology
• Learn from lesson sequences which are aligned to the Australian Curriculum
• Get your students engaged with this transformative technology and create a makers club at your school
• Teach the 3D Print Design Cycle
• Create a class account in Tinkercad and moderate it
• Use the free, cloud-based Tinkercad software to create and download for 3D printing.
• Integrate literature and drama with technology
• Slice and 3D print an object using Flashprint
• Create your own 3D printing & CAD lesson for your class and present it.


This course is specifically aimed at Year 2 teachers who would like to teach their students how to become future makers. Future Makers – students who are able to design, make models in CAD and 3D print them. Ideally, course candidates will have access to a 3D printer.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

My school has TTA School Membership - If your school has TTA School Membership and will be paying for your course, please enrol in the normal way. Upon submitting your enrolment confirmation, your enrolment request will be sent to your PD Coordinator for approval. Once they approve the enrolment you will be emailed with details for course access. The school will not be charged until the PD Coordinator approves the enrolment.

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This course is specifically directed at online learning. The course comes with downloadable lesson sequences and videos to explicitly model how to teach design, CAD and 3D printing in your class.

Teaching Standards

3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources
5.1.2 Proficient Level – Assess student learning
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you


Completing this course will contribute 7 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 3.1.2, 3.4.2, 5.1.2 & 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


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Session 1: Getting Started

45 minutes

In this session the teacher will:
*watch the introduction video
*set up a Tinkercad Account for the class (allowing moderation)
*use the TIME (think invent make evaluate) sheet to make something using the 3d printing design video and a book called Rosie Revere Engineer.

Session 2: Introduction to Future Makers in Australia

15 minutes

This video introduces teachers to some of the Future Makers we have worked with in Australia ranging from students as young as 3 1/2 to remote indigenous communities and students we have worked with in the university.
In this session Teachers:
*model how students log onto Tinkercad class account
*create a new design from the design gallery
*load a design in View 3D as a presentation tool
*use the navigation tools in View 3D
*access a design via View 3D

Session 3: Tinkercad Skills 1 - 5

2 hours

In this session teachers will:
*navigate the user interface
*manipulate objects
*create a name tag using design criteria
*make a butterfly using the flip tool
*make linear and rotational patterns

Session 4: Tinkercad Assessment Project - Tag it!

2 hours

Teachers in this session will:
Deliver the Tinkercad Assessment Project – Tag it! to the class using:
*the student rubric for the tag assessment task,
*design brief for the assessment task
*design criteria for the project
*upload a photo of your students designs, and a brief reflection of how they went and what ideas they came up with (300 words)
*share how you would like to apply the skills of design, CAD and 3D printing into your teaching (300 words)

Session 5: Exporting, Slicing and 3D Printing

2 hours

After watching the exporting, slicing and 3d printing video teachers will:
*describe the step by step process of how they export and finally 3d print their design.

*post a reflection of how they executed the print and obstacles they encountered (300 words)

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About the team

Ben & Heike Roberts


I am a teacher who has taught in the classroom, ESL, Learning Support and RFF. Ben is an engineer and has been involved in 3D Printing over the last five years. Our Course has been endorsed by NESA, we are running holiday workshops at the Science Centre in Wollongong, running Learning Labs (for gifted and talented students) for primary and high school students at UOW. Team Modfab has travelled extensively with the Australian Design Centre to deliver design, CAD and 3d printing courses to regional galleries around Australia as part of the Shapeshifters Exhibition. Our endeavours have also taken us up to Arnhem Land on many occasions training elders and students to use design, CAD and 3d Printing. Ernest Gondarra (one of our elders) in 2017 secured a coveted IDX Elder of the Year Award for 3d printing – Plastic Fantastic.

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