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WOW! Thank you, everyone. These are great!

On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 2:05 PM, Lori Lisai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I second Bloxels!  No programming necessary, and a great mix of tangible
> and app-based experience.
>
> Lori
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> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 2:02 PM, Shannon Walters <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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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
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>> On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM, Charlie Cavanaugh <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
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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:
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>>>> 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/r
>>>> ef=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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Rutland Central Supervisory Union
GoOpenTeacher.com
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