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Take a look at bloxels- http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com/education-overview/-
definitely doable with 4th graders in the remaining time of the school year.

And, of course, scratch is always a solid tool!

Shannon

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Charlie Cavanaugh <[log in to unmask]>
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> Thanks, Rodney. Sadly, I no longer work in our after-school program. I
> have very fond memories of working with kids using the games from the
> Apprentice book. I would be all over that new book if I was still active!
>
> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 12:20 PM, Rodney Batschelet <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> Yeah, Gamemaker is very good. Charlie, do you know about the sequel to
>> Game Maker's Apprentice? The Game Maker's Companion? Got it as a gift this
>> year and it is very good. https://www.amazon.com/G
>> ame-Makers-Companion-Technology-Action-ebook/dp/B01J9MX12S/
>> ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=97ADRX2MVBXEAKFT5JFX
>>
>> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 12:11 PM, Charlie Cavanaugh <[log in to unmask]
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> I used to use Game Maker in our after school program, and loved that.
>>> Check out the Game Maker's Apprentice guidebook on Amazon. Of course,
>>> there's always Scratch.
>>>
>>> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 11:32 AM, Erica Zimmer <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi All,
>>>>
>>>> I am looking for suggestions regarding any apps or websites to make
>>>> games for 4th-grade students who have almost zero programming experience.
>>>> These students would like to make a game that teaches about space and
>>>> allows users to make their own astronaut avatar.  Ideally, it would be
>>>> pretty simple to use and allow them to make a game by the of the year
>>>> during genius hour which will happen twice a week until school lets out for
>>>> the summer.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks!
>>>>
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>>>> ELL/Technology Integration Specialist
>>>> Rutland Central Supervisory Union
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