Thanks for an interesting topic and week! I was skeptical of 3D printers at first but the case studies you chose are what convinced me that it is an interesting venture. I don’t think the device itself has a ton of value in my elementary teaching position but I think that all the factors surrounding the device give it value. In the podcast from the fifth grade teacher, the students had to be experts on the printer for when visitors asked them questions. They also discussed how they could use the printer to do good in the community and what a project like that would entail.
Like Aviola, I wish there had been more discussion about how schools could go about getting a printer through grants or other funding. That said, your presentation was well done. Your questions were thought provoking and I would be interested to know the results of my classmates.