Blocksmith for Education
Our 21st-century approach to education is actively used in schools and STEAM camps nationwide. It offers a highly accessible path for students to learn about 3D modeling, animations and programming, before starting with advanced programs like Unity3D and Unreal.
Students learn to create 3D games, with unprecedented engagement
Our Education Edition provides you with everything to make your classroom/camp experience smooth and highly intriguing for your students to engage.
“I knew we had something in Blocksmith when our 3-5th graders quickly began building their own 3D creations after 20 minutes of being introduced to the program. We heard lots of oohs and wows!
We saw students sharing with each other how they built racing cars, sky-high buildings and other unique 3D scenes.
As an educator, I like how Blocksmith facilitates students creating as opposed to being relatively passive consumers of information. This is a big hit with the kids!”
“I also like how much the girls are into doing this! We very much encourage them to get involved in this as much as they can, and not think of it as a "boy" thing. I want them to love it at whatever level they want!”
Ken Price, John Barenberg, Marsing School District
Strong tie-in with AR and VR
VR/AR devices are not necessary to run Blocksmith, but their support is a core feature of our system. When used in schools, they greatly enhance how students experience their work.
"We were supposed to build motorized Lego cars today. We were going to come back to Blocksmith in two weeks. The kids groaned. They wanted to continue building and making games, see them in VR. So we will do cars later and we continued with Blocksmith!”
Scott Slonim, Blaine County School District
State of the art support for Educators
Powerful online curriculum, showing each step with animated pictures
Curriculum is centered around engaging projects for each lesson, teaching core aspects of video game making for all interests
Daily Cheat Sheets for Educators featuring content overview, key terms, learning goals and class routines
Distraction free learning
Blocksmith Education features a distraction free, safe learning environment. Students only see the creations of other students in their classroom.
Students share work, provide feedback, and can easily collaborate on projects.
Fast and flexible setup. Unlimited student accounts. Administrator friendly installation.
Utilize existing equipment
Able to run on basic computers, Blocksmith minimizes the cost of entry for schools and offers a familiar toolset for students and teachers to create. Supports Windows PC, Mac and Chromebook.
Students can use the software for free at home. Viewers are available for most smartphones and desktop computers. Strong support for VR and AR devices.
Blocksmith Education Edition with software licenses, safe cloud space, online curriculum and printed Instructor Manual is being sold in North America & Canada through PCS Edventures.