Teacher Review For Bloxels: Build Your Own Video Games

Interactive Storytelling

Karie H.
Technology coordinator
Stoner Prairie Elementary
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with General
How I Use It
We are using Bloxels for storytelling. Students create a story map and translate it into a video game. The hands on creation brings characters, settings, and problems to life in a language that our students love (video games).
My Take
The app is free and the boards are not expensive. We purchased a classroom pack so that students can create directly on the app or by manipulating the pieces. I really appreciate how the company responds quickly to questions on twitter as well as the tutorial videos as I am not an expert on the app. Our students love this new tool and we hope to expand the use into other academic areas.