December 17th, 2010 | Published in Google SketchUp
Though she’s a recently-retired computer teacher from Billerica Memorial High School (in Billerica, Massachusetts) Beryl is still actively involved with the school. This year, she was asked to give a SketchUp demo to the school’s new Introduction to Engineering class. The presentation was such a success that she was asked to return to teach the students more advanced modeling techniques that would ultimately help them geo-model their hometown.
We asked Beryl why she had decided to teach this geo-modeling workshop: “To me it was a chance to get Billerica on the 3D map for the benefit of all those kids who live there and love to explore Google Earth.... There is a lot of colonial history and buildings in the town.”
Beryl created the Billerica in 3D website to gather all of the workshop information together - the Billerica in 3D collection, building photos, and various resources and “how-to” guides. You can also check out more pictures from the workshop.