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Great Question: Why Are We Designing Games In Art?

Great Question: Why Are We Designing Games In Art?

As he entered the classroom yesterday, one of my sixth grade art students asked, “Mrs. Gentili, why are we designing games in art?” “That’s a great question, ” I replied, “Let’s talk about it with the class once everyone settles.” And we did. We have been engaged in a project-based-learning unit on Game Design for […]

On Being Named MA Art Educator Of The Year

On Being Named MA Art Educator Of The Year

Two weekends ago I received the Massachusetts Art Education Association 2015 Art Educator of the Year award. I found out about the award earlier in the school year and was congratulated and celebrated in the local media at that time. I took it all in stride then and November 8th seemed so far away. As […]

MiscoeMakerCrew – Our 3D Printing Journey

MiscoeMakerCrew – Our 3D Printing Journey

Wow, am I proud of the MiscoeMakerCrew! Last Saturday we presented as part of the Student Showcase at the New England 1:1 Summit in Burlington, MA. We left Mendon bright and early and carpooled to the summit. Once there, we carried in our equipment and set up the comprehensive table display which included our actively printing 3D […]

3D Printing – Design to Build! Thank you, Autodesk!

3D Printing – Design to Build! Thank you, Autodesk!

Forget everything I said 2 posts ago about Blender. We are rocking and rolling with the 123D Design app on the iPad. Honestly, we were discouraged to think that we would have to return to our PCs and laptops to create printable designs. So, we worked a little harder and looked a little deeper for […]

Making Octopi

Making Octopi

Our MakerCrew has come a long way in just 4 sessions. I reported in on January 28th that we printed out first item – a snowflake. Since then we have printed robots and just yesterday, an octopus. So far we have downloaded our projects from Thingiverse. We have experimented with 123DDesign to understand how to […]

It Is Alive! Our 3D Printer Comes To Life!

It Is Alive! Our 3D Printer Comes To Life!

Yesterday was a banner day in the lives of the Miscoe MakerCrew! It was our first “make” with the new 3D printer! In just two after-school meetings, we have figured out how to prepare a design for 3D printing and create it! We downloaded a “thing” from Thingiverse, played with the software a little bit, […]

6th Grade Students Present “Hour of Code”

6th Grade Students Present “Hour of Code”

This morning I am so incredibly proud of Andrew, Belle, Ben, Liam, Skye, Riley, and Reem, 6th grade students who presented with Ms. Meyer on the Hour of Code to our school committee last night. With literally just hours of notice, the students pulled together a presentation that appeared to have taken much more time […]