Sunday 13 September 2009

Call for collaborators

A couple of years ago I got a very positive feedback on an animation that the the S1’s (12 year olds) at the time had produced using Google Sketchup. On a blog post by Ewan McIntosh, I made contact with Keith Hamon.

Keith is a wonderfully positive and enthusiastic leader. We talked via email about how we could work with some of the teachers in his part of the world. He identified Bob Meacham from the Banks Stephens Middle School in Forsyth, Georgia, USA.

Between us we developed a wiki based around pupils sharing information about local buildings.

The pupils would collect as much information about one local landmark and place it on the wiki for the other pupils to recreate in Sketchup. We would then have some video conferences. I even ‘taught’ the Banks Stephens class how to use Sketchup via VC.

I think its time to revisit this project.

I am looking for some classes/teachers from around the world who would be interested in developing a new project.

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Unknown said...

Hi Ian,
My class and I are very interested in your project. We are a class of Year 5 and 6 students from Sydney Australia ages 10 -12 years.
I haven't used Sketch Up before - have been looking for an opportunity - so will probably be more of a hindrance than a help ;-(
Here's our class blog so you can see what we get up to ....

hope to hear from you

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