Well, my students uploaded their Mother’s Day Scratch Project here. Most came out really well! Some are very “middle school boys.” I’ve gone through most of the projects, but it looks like they met all the expectations. A few, it seems even went above and beyond!
Some were frustrated in the process as they thought it would be easy… they’ve always played video games, not create them. Some struggled in that they had to think of every little step in creating a playable decent game. For the most part, I think they liked it. Now, they will share them with their family this Sunday. We’ll see!
From our friends at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos. We too are looking into this for our school. Lots of great ideas here.
“By now you’ve most certainly heard about the Replicator, a $1,750 3-D printer made by the Brooklyn start-up MakerBot, due next month. If not, the significance of the Replicator is that it is the first 3-D printer to break the $2,000 barrier, with higher resolution and a lower price than MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic, which was released last year. In addition to being cheaper, the Replicator can also make bigger things, as large as a football (up to 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 inches).” http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/3d-printing-for-the-masses-markerbots-new-replicator/