Galway Education Centre to give schools Google Sketchup Pro
The Galway Education Centre has signed a contract with Google to distribute 3D modelling application Google Sketchup Pro for free to all interested Irish primary and secondary schools.
The application lets students create 3D models from scratch or by using existing data. They can import drawings, photos, aerial images and other data and can then use the application’s tools to create 3D models.
It can be used to design objects ranging from kitchen utensils to buildings. Students and teachers can also share their projects, resources and images with others online.
As part of the new agreement, the Galway Education Centre will distribute the programme for free to all interested schools across the country. A number of schools have already signed up for a licence for the software.
“We are thrilled to be working together with Google on this project,” said Bernard Kirk, director of the Galway Education Centre.