Ms.Adeshigbin campaigns to bring critical STEM equipment to Mifflin students:
I am a digital literacy educator in a small urban public elementary school in Philadelphia. Mifflin has approximately 300 students. This is the first year in a long time that the school has offered technology as one of its classes. The students are very eager to learn all they can about technology and the various STEM areas.
My former students used a 3D printer in my previous school with much success designing and building their original 3D models. I know that my current students would benefit from being exposed to the concept of printing in 3D.
Each unit costs $236.98 including the filament used to build objects. I would like to start with one printer in the Makerspace and then add a printer to each classroom as funding becomes available. This is a lofty goal, but once the students are introduced to the concept they will want to use the printer in their homerooms.
I believe our school motto sums up our need.