Twelve Days of Tech Tips
or Really Cool Things You Can Do With Google
Day 9 - Build with Chrome (Virtual Legos)
Build with Chrome
This application has three modes:
1. Explore All Builds, which allows students to explore buildings, even 2D structures, vehicles, characters, and random objects on a Google Map. Each object is categorized and you are able to zoom in/out of the map.
2. Build Academy, where students train to become a Master Builder by completing challenges. The Build Academy provides practice and training to build structures in various locations. It also provides different tips and tricks to use for your structure.
3. Start Build, which allows students to build a structure using creativity and imagination. If students have a Google account, they are able to publish the structure to a Google Map.
Building with Chrome in the Classroom
Students can use the application to:
- apply critical thinking and problem solving skills
- easily adapt
- use their imagination and creativity to produce a structure, town, or city
- contribute to building a community with other users
- collaborate and share their communities
- apply mathematical, architecture, and engineering skills.
- publish their structure to a Google map using their Google account
- create an eco-friendly, "green" community
- narrate a tutorial on building a structure with the application
- recreate a historial landmark
- sort pieces to reinforce mathematical skills
- centers for early finishers
- teach concepts such as volume or multiplication by counting brick units
- have students write about the structure they built
- students design a structure to fit the geographic environment
- build two dimensional tessellations or something that represents a geometric shape