Written by Sander van Geelen – Ultimaker.com
The British Educational Training and Technology (Bett) show 2016 is a wrap! The Bett is one of the most important shows around the world for the education sector. Ultimaker was there to inspire countless teachers and others who are passionate about teaching and informing our youngest.
While talking to teachers and walking around passing various booths, you could really feel a deep desire to change the classical educational system. STEAM is the latest trend and it revolves around learning in a more multi-disciplined, project based environment. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Sparking creativity, stimulating research and working together as a group are key.
After exhibiting at the Bett and other shows that Ultimaker has visited, we feel confident claiming that putting an Ultimaker in your classroom ignites a similar level of enthusiasm and eagerness as you’d expect from kids when you ask them to play videogames. Kids want to learn again and after spending 4 days at the Bett show, I must say that I almost wished I was back in school again too!