K-12 Education in America

Education system should be dynamic in nature. Every two- three years or so, there should be change in the system, that is, change in courses, exam patterns, etc.

The change should be brought in such a manner that it should show its usefulness.

The change brought in should be along the similar to the previous one so that the present one does not go off track.

America is undergoing an academic change which is going to have a drastic impact on its education system.

The K-12 education is to be modified according to latest technological and environmental requirements.


Smart Classes

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The existing classrooms are to be integrated with smart learning equipment to enhance learning.

This will enable students to get a far more comprehensive content for studies.

The smart classes will work on the concept of seeing and hearing the content at the same time which will enable a student to learn and remember quickly and easily.

The course is taught via presentations and video feeds.

Webinar and Online Classes

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There is a growing trend of online classes which provides interactive course material through e-learning, interactive classes, conversation type classes etc.

In these classrooms, recorded as well as live classes are available to students.

A student can stay at home or in a library and complete his/ her course.


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Gamification is a new style of studying, in which studying is made much more interactive.

In this system of studying, the content is taught through video games, illustrative content etc.

Project Based Learning

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Project based learning is a good way of teaching, which enables a student to open up and find his/ her own way of gathering knowledge.

The project based learning aims at a broader understanding of topic through collection of data.

Students are required to analyze the gathered data and make case studies and projects to represent their findings.

Learning through Research

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In this type of learning, topics are given to students and they need to research thoroughly on the topic.

The research is submitted via a white paper or thesis which highlights the topics.

This system enables a deep learning.

Personalized Classes

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This is an Indian system of teaching in which a class only has a handful of students and a teacher or mentor provides personalized training to his/ her students.

This type of teaching enables a student to acquaint to a teacher in a better manner which is good for learning.

Virtual Learning

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In virtual learning, recorded as well as live feeds are played on a projector and students listen to these audio and video feeds.

Also, in this system of learning students are given feeds to study at home.

Distance Learning

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These days there is a growing demand for diploma and certificate courses instead of degree programs.

Diploma and Certification Courses which can be done from home are very much in demand.

These courses enable students to choose topics that are according to their interests.

Education system should have regular up-gradations because stagnant policies do not work in a dynamic environment.

The world is changing fast and the education system also should be up-to-date with new learning techniques.

Teaching in 3D: Its Advantages

3D Printing has been in existence for the last 30 years or so. It is pretty similar to ordinary printing.

However, in this case, a Plastic or other malleable substances are used for printing instead of ink.

Consequently, images that would have ordinarily appeared as two dimension appears in the third dimension thus enhancing their appearance.

Several advantages do accrue from the use of this technology in teaching.

Creates Excitement

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Illustrations and more so those in 3D, enhance the understanding of various concepts that are quite difficult to comprehend in the ordinary classroom environment.

That’s because they make it possible to visualize issues.

This out rightly leads to greater comprehension of concepts which subsequently bolsters performance in science and technical subjects where illustrations really matter.

Compliments Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Curriculum

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It grants the aforementioned disciplines to generate contents that hitherto, have been practically impossible.

For instance, it enables Engineering students to design and print out prototypes; Architecture students to print out 3D models of designs; History students to print out historical artifacts; Graphic Design students to print out 3D versions of their artworks; Geography students to print out topography, population, or demographic maps; Cooking students to create molds for food products; Automotive students to print out replacement parts or the modified examples of existing parts for further testing; Chemistry students to print out 3D models of molecules and other sub-atomic particles; Biology students to print out cells, organs , tissues, viruses, and other critical biological features; Math students to print out “problems” to solve later in their own learning spaces, such as scale models, city infrastructural design challenges and indeed, more besides!

Grants Access to New Materials

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Certain materials such as fossils, historical artifacts, prototypes, molecular structures, art galleries and bodily organs cannot be easily visualized on textbooks.

However, when replicated or printed out in the 3rd Dimension, they easily get seen and properly comprehended.

This creates brand new possibilities which are almost impossible in rote learning approaches.

Opens New Possibilities for Learning

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3D printing tends to bring into reality those concepts and facts which are mainly taught in theoretical sense.

These includes such things as Topography (in Geography), Molecular Structures (in Chemistry), and Fossils (in Biology) just to mention but a few.

By printing out these otherwise purely theoretical concepts, students are capable of visualizing, touching and feeling them thus enabling them to explore them in a more realistic and concrete way.

Enhances Problem Solving Skills

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The 3D Printers bring with them the need to be operated, trouble-shot, and repaired.

They require the development of endurance skills to ultimately master them. The process of producing a print-out also incorporates several skills such as designing and modeling which are equally intriguing.

These two processes of mastering the operations of 3D Printers as well as the production of print outs creates passion and determination which subsequently enhances the problems-solving skills of the students.

As can be deduced from the foregoing discussions, the advantages of teaching in 3D cannot be fully enumerated due to space constraints.

Moreover, the concept of 3D Printing is relatively new and mostly in its juvenile form.

One wonders just how many more benefits this concept will bring forth in the coming years.