This week we are back after the Easter break with this lovely Smartphone Hugger design shared on YouMagine by Sonia Verdu.
This product is perfect for pupils to develop their vocabulary and communication skills with the “Describe It” and the “Describe and Draw It” activities., however students may well guess it could be used for holding something.
The “Improve It” and “Advertise It” activities also lend themselves well to this design and provide a product that students would enjoy designing for others or their own personal use. Pupils can test and evaluate the effectiveness of this product, then research other Smartphone stand designs, prior to designing and 3D printing their own Smartphone Holder. Students could also design and make point of sale display and/or packaging prototypes for their finished products.
The Smartphone Holder works well as an object to use with the following Object of the Week activities:
- Describe It
- Describe & Draw It
- Improve It
- Advertise It
Download the Object of the Week Teacher Guide and accompanying resources to find out more.
About Object of the Week
“Object of the Week” is a fully resourced open-ended classroom project developed by the CREATE Education Project to provide regular opportunities throughout the year for students to explore the world of 3D printing.
A series of stand-alone classroom activities have been developed to support the project. The activities allow students to:
- use their imagination
- develop speaking and listening skills
- develop descriptive and creative writing skills
- be creative
- develop research, evaluation and presentation skills
- explore future careers
- learn how real life problems are solved
- develop their own solutions
The open-ended activities are designed to be cross-curricular, for use across of range of ages/levels and weekly objects are selected to cover a range of applications and subject areas. Some objects may provide a platform for introducing or expanding on a specific topic area or as a springboard to a class project. Ideas for taking it further will be provided where applicable.
Resources include a comprehensive Teacher Guide which provides an overview of each activity and suggestions for how to deliver the activity in class. PowerPoint Interactive Classroom Activity Slides and a set of Student Worksheets are also available to support the activities. These resources can be downloaded by clicking the links in the right column.