I am the librarian at a Pre-K through 5th grade school, whose students are a diverse group of critical thinkers. Our school is unique because students are given ample time to explore their interests through weekly enrichment periods. My library has a strong focus on integrating literacy, technology, and creativity to develop 21st century skills. I also teach an after school Maker Club focused on providing various STEAM-based opportunities that encourage students to think outside of the box. My students enjoy exploring, creating, and problem solving, and I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to help them develop a lifelong love of learning.
These Bloxels kits would allow me to teach an entire class of students how to make their own video games. Bloxels combines tactile learning with digital problem solving and would help me incorporate my students' interest in technology into the storytelling process.
Moreover, having eight kits would provide me with the opportunity to teach my students collaborative skills while still giving every student a chance to customize their own video game.
The kits would be used with my library classes, my after school Maker Club, and during open Makerspace time. They would make the process of video game creation more accessible for students who might be intimidated by programming something from scratch.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Ricter.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Ricter and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.