Galway Education Centre selected as distributors of free Google SketchUp Pro

Galway Education Centre has been selected as the distributors of free Google SketchUp Pro 8 licenses for primary and second level schools in Ireland

 

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Galway Education Centre has been selected as the distributors of free Google SketchUp Pro 8 licenses for primary and second level schools in Ireland.

The 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 in Ireland.

Google SketchUp Pro 8  is 3D modeling software for professionals. SketchUp is easy and intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, designers can make more informed decisions, communicate project details, and share ideas with colleagues and customers to reach a common goal.

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.

“Through our other projects like The FIRST LEGO League and The CREST Awards, we know just how capable and talented Irish students are.

“We also know how dedicated and driven many of our teachers are and to be in a position to offer them a world class programme like Google Sketchup Pro at no cost to the school is wonderful,” he said.

Schools which are interested in getting Google Sketchup Pro can contact the Galway Education Centre online.

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