Loving using SketchUp as it’s an excellent 3D construction app. It’s accessible to a wide range of ages and abilities due to the ease of toolbars and the excellent video tutorials. The art gallery project is part of scheme of work from the Raising Stars – Switched on ICT resources which is excellent. My gallery needs some more modelling to complete it.
Ok so I have been industrious today. SketchUp is the educational flavour of the month, well in this area anyway. And the bone thrown in my direction is set to develop into a fine learning outcome for myself and hopefully my pupils.
From building an Art Gallery to creating a digital town SketchUp is the technological cornerstone to develop within a changeling ICT curriculum. It runs in parallel with my strangely named old friend “Gimp” which also the the ability to develop animation skills.
For a considerable period ICT has drifted in the digital wind, it is only now that the seeds dispersed and fallen have rooted and developed into the food source of hungry technology educators.
Just blowing in the wind…….