Posts made in October, 2015

Virtual Reality in School

Posted by on Monday, October 12, 2015 in Virtual Reality | 0 comments

The school year barely underway, we’ve already set a new #WorldsFirst. Rockettech students were the first students in the world to experience the HTC Vive virtual reality system. As part of a research study with foundry10, my students and I hope to help other educators around the world discover some “best practices” for how to utilize various VR systems. How we are using VR in School Computer Programming: We are creating VR experiences in Unity to test on two platforms, Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. There are limited tutorials out there for VR specific, but we’re...

Read More

Minecraft in School – Programming with Turtles

Posted by on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in Rockettech | 0 comments

As part of a partnership with BGSU’s Mark Stevens, Pandora-Gilboa students have been learning programming fundamentals on a BGSU MineCraftEdu server. They program the turtle, equip it with materials, then set it off! Students houses being built by their turtles: Each student begins by making a blueprint of their house on graph paper, including top and side views. They are given a choice of how difficult to make their house, and out of what materials. There is no maximum size, and only a minimum size of 6(w)x6(l)x4(h). To prepare a building area, I use the teacher menu’s...

Read More