Sunday, 14 January 2007

Google Sketchup 6

I have just found out that Google have released a new version of its free 3d drawing app, Sketchup 6.


We have been using Version 5 for a few weeks now.


The First and Second Years are investigating ancient, interesting or significant sites and buildings on Islay and Jura.


One example is Finlaggan. Its the ancient seat of the Lord of the Isles. A group of pupils invesigate different parts of the site and different times of history, the build technologies and materials used. They are now redrawing the buidings using Sketchup. Tomorrow they are going to visit the site to speak with an expert. They will be taking photo's, recording interviews, both audio and video.


They will next upload the 3d models to Google Earth and then create web content uing the audio and video files. Editing them themselves of course.


They will be learning so many skills in the process that I am having trouble listing them all.


The best is that they are so motivated


Other groups are looking Islay House, Jura House even a plague village called Solum.




2 comments:

Bob Hill said...

This is an excellent example of how ICT supports and makes possible innovative learning styles. I can see why you did not list the skills learnt!

John said...

The best is that they are so motivated
I am not surprised, this just sounds wonderful.
taking photo's, recording interviews, both audio and video. : can I be in your class;-)