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  • Park Avenue School
  • Westbury, NY
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories. Using the Bloxels gameboard and blocks, students will create their own 13-bit layouts, characters, and art for their game. Students dictate the story they are going to tell and the path their characters will take. According to a recent US Department of Labor report, 65% of today's school children will eventually be employed in jobs that do not exist yet. As technology evolves, the skills required for future jobs are changing as well. It is more important than ever for students to have a grasp on 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, flexibility, and media literacy. These skills, among many others, will allow students to flourish in their future endeavors. Students will use the tablets in conjunction with the Bloxels for in depth editing. The tablets will also allow them to piece their games together. Using the Class Library, students can share their creations privately with their class. Working as a team, students are able to quickly collaborate on their layouts, characters, and art. As a media specialist, I plan to use Bloxels to blend the content students are learning in the classroom with important computer skills such as coding, design, and engineering.

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When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories. Using the Bloxels gameboard and blocks, students will create their own 13-bit layouts, characters, and art for their game. Students dictate the story they are going to tell and the path their characters will take. According to a recent US Department of Labor report, 65% of today's school children will eventually be employed in jobs that do not exist yet. As technology evolves, the skills required for future jobs are changing as well. It is more important than ever for students to have a grasp on 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, flexibility, and media literacy. These skills, among many others, will allow students to flourish in their future endeavors. Students will use the tablets in conjunction with the Bloxels for in depth editing. The tablets will also allow them to piece their games together. Using the Class Library, students can share their creations privately with their class. Working as a team, students are able to quickly collaborate on their layouts, characters, and art. As a media specialist, I plan to use Bloxels to blend the content students are learning in the classroom with important computer skills such as coding, design, and engineering.

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