This is the forth in the series of five posts on my experience from Teachmeet North East London last week.
I’ve written before about 2Simple DIY – this is basically games design software for younger children. Max Wainwright from 2Simple showed us some of the great content that has been created by Porchester Primary School. Its impressive stuff and its great to see what the young people are capable of imagining and then producing. I really liked Indiana Jones Game that one of the children had made, where you had to explore the inside of a pyramid! And also the Shark Attack game where you were the dolphin.
One of the really nice things about 2DIY is that you can export all the games as an embeddable flash format. This can add real audience to the pupils work – which as we all know is incredibly powerful. You can view / download the children’s games over on the Porchester web site.
Max finished up his presentation by showing us some new software that they have been working on at 2Simple – It included augmented reality to help the children draw and understand 3D shapes. Although it’s only in its alpha stage – I already want a copy!
After all you all know how I love Augmented Reality!