Find out how teacher Mike Hathorn is helping students transform from tech consumers to tech creators with a curriculum based on 3D modeling and printing.
- Room 212's a little bit different than a regular classroom. Students today are extremely tech-savvy when it comes to their cell phones, but they're consumers of technology, and I want to have them become creators of technology. - I actually suggested a couple friends taking this class. It's kind of cool to be able to think that you actually make that building. - I'm gonna throw some ideas out there, but I really want the students developing the curriculum for the course. - [Voiceover] We took pictures of every single angle, every single side so we can make a precise model.
- So we'll go back to the classroom, and we'll put it into SketchUp. - Have you guys used a 3D printer before? - [Voiceover] So cool. - [Voiceover] This is so cool. - In terms of supporting him, it's been, "What do you want to do and how can I make sure "I'm out of your way?" - Every time I think I'm gonna settle in for a while, it seems like either the students or my own ambition changes, the route that I was going. (electronic music)