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MFL Remote Access: BLOXELS

MFL Remote Access: BLOXELS

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MFL Remote Access to Bloxels EDU

Friday, March 20 -- Friday, April 3

38 spots are available for students, grades 2-7, to join a virtual Bloxels classroom. "Become the writer, artist, designer and developer of your own interactive stories. Bring your games to life with the all-new Bloxels."

Students will be in the virtual classroom for 2 weeks until April 3rd. After then, parents/caregivers have the option to purchase a license for the game so that their student can continue to have access to their work, and a new seat becomes available in the library's classroom. Students will NOT be using the physical game board & blocks to build.

Supported Devices to download the Bloxels EDU App: http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com/bloxels-edu-supported-devices

"With the Bloxels EDU app, students can create stories by immediately jumping into building characters, game art, and games. In the app, they can edit and customize everything about their game - what it looks like and how elements interact and behave. Students can write narratives for their games using Story blocks, build logic puzzles with Action blocks, and transform their characters with Power-ups. Using the Class Library, students can share and collaborate on their characters, game art, and games privately with their class."

Registration opens at Noon on Wednesday, March 18th. When you register, you will receive a classroom code via email at 8am on Friday, March 20th to join our virtual classroom, as well as a link to all the available online tutorials for your student to learn how to build their own games! 1 Registration per student. If you have multiple students that don't mind sharing, they can share the access and take turns on their device(s).

The Middletown Free Library has been awarded a Computational Thinking and Robotics Kit through a statewide initiative that focuses on engaging children’s natural curiosity about the world.

The kit was funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries. The library will be able to use the materials in the kit with groups and individuals who are interested in building Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills.

The kit includes items such as Bloxels EDU and a subscription for 1 year and is meant for use by kids in grades two to seven. As kids have fun playing, they’ll learn essential skills that can help them succeed in school and in life. They’ll get an early start on concepts, like critical thinking, problem solving, and familiarity with simple technology.

Date:
Friday, March 20, 2020
Time:
9:00am - 12:00pm
Library:
Middletown Free Library
Audience:
  Children     Teens  
Categories:
  STEM/STEAM  
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