SketchUp for K12 Education

Michael Hathorn
  • Make drawing fun

    SketchUp was built to be fun to use, so don’t be surprised to find a room full of kids having a blast bringing their ideas to life in 3D. Your kids won’t even realize they’re learning, so you might just have some fun too.

  • SketchUp for all

    Choose between two versions of SketchUp: SketchUp Make is free and doesn’t require a license. SketchUp Pro (with all the bells and whistles) is free for educators and heavily discounted for students and schools.

  • Bring lesson plans to life

    Geometry, history, set design, geography, architecture, websites: SketchUp is perfect for project-based learning. When 3D becomes a part of your classroom, it becomes a part of how students think and solve problems. Added bonus: you look pretty smart, too.

  • SketchUp Pro for K-12 ninjas

    Need simplified printing, 2D documentation, and the ability to read and write CAD files? SketchUp Pro is the answer. Take advantage of our grant program or purchase a highly discounted lab license.

  • Teach curriculum, not software

    It’s not uncommon to find students learning SketchUp faster than teachers. We built SketchUp to be easy to learn, so you spend less time teaching kids software, and more time teaching subject matter.

  • Set kids up for success

    Reading, writing, and arithmetic are central to learning, but in this decade, so are problem solving, focused creativity and even design. SketchUp helps kids to think critically, interact with technology—and then to mess up, learn from it, keep trying and eventually, mentor each other.

  • Model the world around you

    Looking for a class project that connects technology to the real world? Use SketchUp to document and model local buildings. Turn class field trips into collaborative design projects that benefit the community.

  • Good teachers start from scratch. Smart teachers steal.

    Need a model of a historical building? A salt molecule? A medieval trebuchet? Hop on to SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse and browse through millions of existing models that you can use in your classroom.

K12 Education Case Studies

Solar Passive Cabin Project - Student Work
SketchUp in the Classroom
Elementary Student Work
Apartment Design in Elementary School
Make drawing fun

SketchUp was built to be fun to use, so don’t be surprised to find a room full of kids having a blast bringing their ideas to life in 3D. Your kids won’t even realize they’re learning, so you might just have some fun too.

SketchUp for all

Choose between two versions of SketchUp: SketchUp Make is free and doesn’t require a license. SketchUp Pro (with all the bells and whistles) is free for educators and heavily discounted for students and schools.

Bring lesson plans to life

Geometry, history, set design, geography, architecture, websites: SketchUp is perfect for project-based learning. When 3D becomes a part of your classroom, it becomes a part of how students think and solve problems. Added bonus: you look pretty smart, too.

SketchUp Pro for K-12 ninjas

Need simplified printing, 2D documentation, and the ability to read and write CAD files? SketchUp Pro is the answer. Take advantage of our grant program or purchase a highly discounted lab license.

Teach curriculum, not software

It’s not uncommon to find students learning SketchUp faster than teachers. We built SketchUp to be easy to learn, so you spend less time teaching kids software, and more time teaching subject matter.

Set kids up for success

Reading, writing, and arithmetic are central to learning, but in this decade, so are problem solving, focused creativity and even design. SketchUp helps kids to think critically, interact with technology—and then to mess up, learn from it, keep trying and eventually, mentor each other.

Model the world around you

Looking for a class project that connects technology to the real world? Use SketchUp to document and model local buildings. Turn class field trips into collaborative design projects that benefit the community.

Good teachers start from scratch. Smart teachers steal.

Need a model of a historical building? A salt molecule? A medieval trebuchet? Hop on to SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse and browse through millions of existing models that you can use in your classroom.