The Autodesk Tinkercad program was found to support the following indicators of the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students:
1. Empowered Learner
1.d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
4. Innovative Designer
4.a. Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
4.b. Students select and use digital tools to plan and manage a design process that considers design constraints and calculated risks.
4.c. Students develop, test and refine prototypes as part of a cyclical design process.
4.d. Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
5. Computational Thinker
5.a. Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
5.b. Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
6. Creative Communicator
6.a. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
6.b. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.