Monthly Inspiration: Bitsbox
There seems to be a subscription box for every interest, and thanks to Bitsbox that now extends to coding. Bitsbox sends kids a box each month containing coding projects — almost like little recipe cards for apps. These projects have fun themes (such as making robots dance or throwing homework into a black hole) and invite students to play around with pre-written code to modify small-scale apps they can show and share.
Virtual Reality Storytelling: CoSpaces
CoSpaces is only the second developer (zSpace being the other) I’ve seen working on how to turn students from virtual reality (VR) consumers into VR creators. Of course, consumer-facing products such as Minecraft or Tilt Brush can be adapted for classroom use, but CoSpaces is launching a classroom-specific solution, CoSpaces Edu. They’ve built an interesting platform that effectively turns VR into a creative platform for student expression — from telling stories to modeling environments to exhibiting work.
[Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on Common Sense Education.]
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