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Beryl Builds Billerica

Beryl Reid has been busy. In August of 2009, Beryl (a.k.a. BerylDrue) traveled to our Boulder, Colorado office to become a Google Certified Teacher. Then in April of this year, she became a Supermodeler. She liked Boulder so much that she even came back to attend 3D Basecamp 2010 this past September. How much more involved with SketchUp could Beryl get? As it turns out, plenty.

Model of the Billerica Train Station

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.”

Workshoppin' at BMHS.

Mmmmm...cookies. And SketchUp gingerbread houses!

Build a model, get a shirt.

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.

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6 comments :

Auquicu said...

Congratulations Beryl! She is an amazing modeler and a great teacher. She taught me many tricks when we met in Basecamp, that I use in every model I make.

mek said...

Wow Beryl! Everything looks so great. You have always used your skills, talent and concern for the kids. You have helped, educate and inform every student. They also love you. You are amazin1

John said...

How marvellous to communicate your skills to such a large number of students. It looks as though it was a very successful course.

Ray said...

I love Beryls models! She's created many fine bridges for our city of Minneapolis. I was recently flattered to receive a 5 star rating from her, for one of mine.

tomcioZG said...

Congrats Beryl. Good work!

rozi said...

Google Sketchup-Google sketchup give more help in Cave Maps.