A class of Browning eighth-graders, who designed their own Lego-style pieces, learns how to print them on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. When the eighth-grade boys finish the project, these pieces will be mixed in to the building blocks in lower-school classrooms.
When Stephen M. Clement, III, became headmaster, in 1988, parents didn’t ask much about what their boys would learn about technology, he says. Today, tours of the K-12 school for parents of prospective students make an obligatory stop at the technology lab. “From seeing it as a potential force that might wreck the finances of the school,” Clement says, he has come to see how technology “can open up worlds.”