Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tried it (Techie) Tuesday: Build with Chrome


Last month I came across the Build with Chrome site. My students love building with Legos, so I was excited to try it out.

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You need Firefox or Chrome to make this site work. Our IT guy was less than thrilled to have to install these browsers on the 25 iMacs in my classroom. My students, however, love it!

I have tubs of Legos we use in my classroom. So far all I have asked my students to do is to get familiar with the site. In the near future I plan to have students create something with the real Legos and then use the website to create a digital model.

The site has three sections: Academy, Build, and Explore. The Academy is a training mode. My students typically just build.The Explore portion of the site allows Google users to share their creations on top of a Google Earth map.

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We’ve taken pictures of some of our favorite creations and added them to our Padlet Galleries. It is a fun site with lots of potential!

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10 comments:

  1. This is AMAZING!!! My kids are going to FLIP when I share this with them. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  2. I have a ton of boys who would love this!

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  3. I saw this last week and played with it a little bit and it was so much fun! I really need to figure out how to use this in my classroom.

    Rissa
    Keep Calm and Hoot On

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  4. This looks so fun! I'm a little jealous that you have 25 iMacs in your room! :) Thanks for linking up with a great idea, Jenny!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  5. I just got a Google Chromebook for my class and will be checking this out for sure!! Thanks, I was looking for apps and activities to try with my class.

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