This week our second graders started designing the level of their game for their community helper.
What would be the item that is collected in that workplace?
Who could be the enemy?
What kinds of information should you share about your community helper?
The design possibilities of Bloxels EDU far exceeds the original Bloxels in the depth of design with the color wheel of gradients to a color and background design. The closed classroom design area provides a safer design environment and requires Bloxels to be used to design and not just play. The updates of 4 different games in 4 subject areas gives student designers a context and builds an understanding of how the Bloxels EDU format works.
Google slides now has closed captioning. Yesterday I tried it with my Bloxels EDU lesson and students were enthralled that they could see what I was saying. We talk so much in the classroom but now students can see what is being said.
Thursday night was the Share Fair with the Maker Faire which showcased some of the many choices are students have at Country View.
With the Bloxels EDU hub, I can create classrooms and monitor what students are creating without having to go on each individual device. With Bloxels EDU, my students create in an environment where they can share their designs to a classroom library as well as earn badges for different design challenges.
Makers Empire has rolled out a whole new interface with different types of challenges and tutorials that I can't wait to share with our students and teachers. I've been waiting all summer to share the new design and see how students respond.
While looking at tweets, I ran across an idea that inspired me. It was a post about 3D printing and using tulle to create jewelry. It started to make me think about designing bracelets integrating 3D printing and ribbon.