One of the greatest challenges in education is finding ways to keep students engaged in the classroom. Indeed, accomplishing this goal is easier said than done in an age when students would rather be staring at a smartphone or tablet screen than a teacher who’s lecturing. That’s where tools like Paint 3D come in. A cutting-edge tool that marries technology and the arts, Paint 3D lets young people exercise their creativity while helping educators convey information more effectively.
A built-in app that comes free with Windows 10, Paint 3D lets users create 2D and 3D images with a pen stroke. Not only are teachers using this tool to build models that portray complex concepts, like volcanic eruptions, but young people like Julie Hood are also employing it to express their creativity.
As a Renton Prep fifth grader, Julie enjoys expressing herself through writing and art. Because Renton Prep provides each student with her own Surface, Julie can utilize tools like Paint 3D and Scratch to illustrate her stories and bring them to life with music and animations.
“I think it’s really cool that we get to use all these tools in the classroom, because there are a lot more things we can learn with the tools,” said Julie. “It’ll be also a lot more fun than just the teacher talking about it and looking in a notebook.”
Want to give your students the gift of creativity? One of the benefits of Paint 3D is that it’s intuitive and easy to master. You can select from premade models of dogs and other animals, personalize objects with state-of-the-art brushes, and use the rotation tool to paint them. As a bonus, it’s easy to place these objects in other Office apps like Word and PowerPoint.
At Renton Prep, we’re passionate about using Paint 3D, a Surface, and other technologies to help our students succeed in the modern world. We also believe that creativity is key to both personal and professional success. To that end, we do everything possible to aid our students in their artistic endeavors. To learn more about our philosophy, call today or contact our team online.