Our Classroom in 3D

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Recently some of our friends from Mr. Webb’s class in Room One at Auroa School in Taranaki, New Zealand contacted us and asked for help for a math project they were doing. They were creating 3D models of classrooms around the world using Tinker Cad, and they chose our room! They needed the dimensions of our classroom to make their model. We were only too happy to help! We got to work measuring the room and gave them the dimensions. It was a great way to practice our skills in measurement and figuring out area and perimeter.

Well, they have finished their project and shared it with us. We took a look at their model in class today. Everyone agreed that Brylee and Heavenlee, the two students who created this project, did an amazing job! We were very impressed and also very appreciative that we were able to be a part of their project.

Well done, Brylee and Heavenlee!

Please visit their blog and see the great job the girls did on making a 3D model of our classroom here.

Third graders, Brylee and Heavenlee used Tinker Cad, but I know a lot of you are Minecraft users. What are some things that you like to create using Minecraft?

2 thoughts on “Our Classroom in 3D

  1. We switched to using Tinker Cad because it will allow us to print out a 3d model of your classroom using our new 3d printer and it also meant that the students who designed it had a saved version somewhere that they could easily modify if there was a mistake or something that we needed to change. The last thing was that we also found it easier to take the screenshots with as well… we LOVE Minecraft in our classroom, and we are still using it for design but it was a matter of Tinker Cad working better. Our students are currently on a break, for two weeks, but will be back for our term two (of four) the first week of May, 2014. Thanks for the opportunity for the collaboration, we have really appreciated it and look forward to the chance to do it again.
    Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand

    • My mistake, I will switch it on the post. Again, what a neat activity. We are not yet able to use Minecraft or similar programs in our classrooms, as we have some technology that will support it but not enough. Hopefully soon!

      Enjoy your break and we too look forward to collaborating again in the future!

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