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SketchUp for Schools

3 Credits
Students love to draw and create (teachers too!). Add a computer to this mix and students will discover they can create three-dimensional projects using powerful, yet easy to learn, modeling tools. SketchUp is a free program that is powerful enough for commercial applications, yet simple enough that a 3rd grader can learn to use it.

Being completely free, you and your students will be able to use these programs both at school and home! It also runs on Macs, PC's and Chromebooks! Follow along with instructor-created screencasts to help you master the basics of SketchUp and explore ways to incorporate it into almost any project.

No prerequisite knowledge with Sketchup is required. A recommended textbook may be purchased separately but is not required.

This course is applicable towards the STEM Teaching Certificate.

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Eric Westland

Teaching technology to enhance both your professional and personal life is my passion. I recently retired in 2016 after 38 years in the classroom. During my career, I’ve taught everything from Architectural CAD to Algebra, from Woodshop to Web Design with the last 20 years being in technical subjects. Now I find myself teaching teachers and I pride myself on trying to be as supportive as possible. Regardless of your background, I believe you will find I offer courses that are fun, relaxed, and offer practical challenges for users of all skill levels while working on your terms in an online environment. When a student completes one of my courses, it is my goal that they end up with skills and materials they can use in their classroom the very next day. Best of all, all of my courses use free, powerful software which allows you and your students to use it at school and home.