Thanks to new technologies, we see a lot of inspiring new things happening. It seems almost each week that we hear a story about how someone in one place is reaching out and helping another person in ways that weren’t possible only a few weeks ago.

This is one of those stories.

There is a great story on edutopia about a teacher who has a child who was born with a condition that inhibited the growth of his fingers. Being a person who is interested in problem solving and working with his students in innovative ways, Rich Lehrer swung into action, involving a new 3D printer at his school and his students to help design and print a prosthetic hand for his own son.

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Having new technologies such as 3D printers in our learning spaces needs to drive us into new spaces and not simply allow us to do old things in new ways.