Design via Code with Tinkercad’s new Codeblocks
Jun29

Design via Code with Tinkercad’s new Codeblocks

3d Design platform Tinkercad has introduced a brand new (beta) feature called Codeblocks. Codeblocks is an interesting new way to design things in Tinkercad, using blocks of code to set up and create 3D objects. Users of Scratch will recognise these kind of drag and drop blocks of code, so many children will be able to get started quite easily. The blocks use simple non-technical language to make it more accessible. Once created, the...

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Microsoft buys Flipgrid. Now Free for Educational Use
Jun19

Microsoft buys Flipgrid. Now Free for Educational Use

The social learning platform Flipgrid, has this week been bought by Microsoft, who then immediately announced that the tool will now be free to all educators. This brings it in line with Office 365 Education which is also free for schools. If you’ve not seen Flipgrid before, it’s in essence a video discussion tool. Teachers can create a visual “grid” for a classroom with one or more topics, and students respond with short...

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