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Making in Action: BloxelsAbout
Bloxels is a platform for creating video games in the classroom. As students build their games, they are not only game developers, they are writers, artists, and designers creating their own interactive stories.

Appropriate for Grades: K-12

Making the Argument: BloxelsAdding Value by Adding Bloxels
Hands-on, Brains On. It all starts with an idea. Bloxels EDU resources encourage collaboration while guiding students through a design thinking process. Using the Bloxels gameboard and blocks, students create their own 13-bit layouts, characters, and art for their game.

Physical Meets Digital. With the Bloxels EDU app, students can instantly turn their physical creations into a digital game. In the app, they can edit and customize everything - what it looks like and how elements interact and behave.

Build Interactive Stories. Students have the power to create rich, dynamic stories with their games. They can use Story blocks to tell narratives, build logic puzzles with Action blocks and transform their characters with Power-ups.

Collaboration from the Start. Using the Class Library, students can share their creations privately with their class. Working as a team, students are able to quickly collaborate on their layouts, characters, and art.

Classroom Maker Resources: BloxelsAdditional Resources

  • Bloxels video shows how students can use bloxels to show what they know on any subject.
  • The Introduction to Bloxels EduPaths course introduces new users to Bloxels.  It takes a student written story and, by using Bloxels, creates a playable virtual game out of it. .5 SCECHs.
  • Plan out your project and color code your board using the Planning Grid for Bloxels

For additional assistance with Bloxels or to try-before-you-buy, please contact your local REMC.

CLASSROOM MAKERS CONTACTS

John Phillips
Project Manager
269.471.7725 x1101
Ann Smart
Project Manager
517.265.1964

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 23 Jun
    • Classroom Maker Summit 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
      Classroom Maker Summit
      Date: Jun 23
      Time: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
      Location: Muskegon Area ISD Career Tech Center, 200 Harvey Street, Muskegon MI 49442
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Classroom Makers

      REGISTRATION

      The Classroom Maker Summit focuses on educators, specifically Michigan classroom teachers, interested in learning more about maker-centered education, STEM, and project based learning tools and trends, gain valuable resources and connect with maker-minded educators. Staying true to the spirit of the Classroom Makers project the day will offer plenty of firsthand opportunities.  If you are interested in the maker movement and looking for ways to infuse hands-on learning into your classroom then attend the 2020 Classroom Maker Summit. 5 SCECHs.

  • 24 Jun
    • Creator Summit 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
      Creator Summit
      Date: Jun 24 - Jun 25
      Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
      Location: Lakeshore Fab Lab, 221 S. Quarterline Rd, Muskegon MI 49442
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: Classroom Makers

      REGISTRATION

      The first annual Creator Summit is for those interested in making, maker-centered learning, STEM / STEAM education, and educators utilizing project based learning. The Creator Summit will be a hands-on immersive event where attendees will work on personal or group chosen projects. During project creation participants will also be interacting with subject specific creative experts to expand their knowledge, increase connections, and experience project-based learning development. 15 SCECHs pending.