This week designers in Ms. Klingbeil and Ms. Davis's classrooms started to design different wands in Makers Empire. The mission - to create 5 wands that next week would get the bubble part of the wand.
Last week, designers were given no direction except to use Shaper or Blocker. Today's investigation explored vertical and horizontal designing of just the wand.
In a previous lesson, I had disregarded the need to transition from vertical to horizontal and instead focused on creating horizontal flat wands. This was very difficult for many of the designers who immediately adopted the feeling of not being able to do it.
With this group of designers, designing first in vertical and then transitioning to a horizontal so that they could learn to design in both directions was very successful.