Makers Empire reached out to interview me about how I am using 3D design with students. During the conversation I was asked if I wanted to participate in a Global Design Project where our school would be partnered with another school somewhere in the world.
Starting next week, we are going to connect 3 of our classrooms (2 at Stoner Prairie and 1 at Country View) with students in Australia.
I'm so excited about where this project could go and with 3 different classes, it will be exciting to see how each class makes it their own.
Stay tuned to find out what our students do.
Today students used Bloxel Story Builder Cards to create a story built only around dialogue between the characters in their story.
Thingiverse file - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12784
This week SP Design Lab added to additional options - Makers Empire and Merge Cube.
This week students in Ms. Magnus's class started to focus on the important characteristics of a hermit crab shell in the quest to create a suitable shell for the hermit crabs in the classroom. On Monday, students were encouraged to think like a hermit crab and sort the shells based on what they would want to live in. In Makers Empire, they tried to create spirals.
Today students were put in teams of three where each person had a different design role - physical design with Model Magic, scribe of the directions to create the design, and virtual design in Makers Empire. This is the trial run with Monday of next week being the full design cycle which will be tested solely through the use of the written directions by another team on Wednesday.
So our awesome art teacher here at Stoner Prairie is creating a 3D animal diorama with our kinder students. This weekend we used Morphi to create the example for students starting this week.
This week in Ms. Magnus's class we dove a little deeper into our investigation into hermit crabs, shelter, and 3D design. We looked at shells, described shells, watched videos about hermit crabs, and played with Makers Empire to prepare for the upcoming challenge of creating our own shell for our hermit crabs.