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GameMakers PBL Unit With 3D Printing

“I think it’s wrong that only one company makes the game Monopoly.” – Steven Wright

Two summers ago I put together the GameMakers unit to engage sixth grade art students while utilizing cooperative learning, project based learning, 3D printing, Google Classroom, and Google Sites. We piloted it in the fall of 2016, with great success. I published a post about it then, which can be read here.

Throughout the past year I’ve presented at technology in education conferences about the unit but hadn’t written a post about it until now. And even now, I’m simply providing three links, because through them you can pretty much get the whole picture.

The first link is to the GameMakers Slide Show on OneDrive: https://1drv.ms/p/s!AsOt-MDtGlZthzAXGgLxnNJEuq03

The second is a 24:23 minute video where I share the how-to’s and the structure of the GameMakers unit: https://youtu.be/9veVCpCdzlI

The third is another video, this one is only 13 minutes long and within it I share seven of the GameMakers games and their 3D printed game pieces that have been developed through the unit: https://youtu.be/kBZjggLDc-4

Feel free to reach out with questions about any aspect of the project and know I’d love to see where you go with it with your own students!

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