Posts tagged ‘build’

It’s all in the Details

January 14th, 2013

Given some skill, their own space and a little time it is wonderful to see year 9 boys so engrossed in an activity (to the point that none of us heard the bell, working on into our morning tea).Building in the ‘Burbs The brief was simple: Make something that looks like something, keep the scale […]

Marking Your Territory

November 17th, 2012

Teaching basic building skills in an OpenSim is fairly straight forward, I have found the kids take to it fairly fast but few think through a quality build first time. Pride in workmanship comes after mastery of the tools I am hoping. The activity was simple and open-ended – on a designated section of the […]

Mining Science Centre

March 27th, 2011

Cybernauts investigate “What is mining?”, and look at Copper and Zinc mining in particular, we look at ore, appearance along with the commercial application of metals Looking at styles of mines (open-cut and underground), we investigate the commercial aspects of each, asking the question “Why Mine?” Consultation with various stakeholders is¬†important, the social and ethical […]

…in the ‘burbs

October 17th, 2010

So we are heading to the part in the project where cybernauts apply what they have learned and build a sustainable eco-friendly building, then film a guided tour of it, explaining what they have decided, and why. Obscura is the building planet, and I spent the weekend carving up the eastern districts into sections: I […]

MOOving on up…

October 2nd, 2010

…so I was starting this unit on Virtual Worlds with my year 9 ICTE kids, and we will be investigating all sorts of worlds.¬†One of my favourite is a browser world called a MOO Multi-user Object Orientated VWs are fairly old-school, but none the less relevent in my opinion. In building the HQ for what […]