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Google Sketch Up Presentation


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  • 1. Google Sketch-Up
  • 2. Presentation Agenda
    • KWL Chart about Sketch-Up.
    • Video Tutorial and Discussion.
    • Having a go at using Sketch-Up.
    • Showing children’s work and hearing what they think.
    • What do we think about Sketch-Up?
    • How could we use Sketch-Up in our classrooms?
  • 3. KWL Chart
  • 4. At Teacher’s College they told me to use “Kid Speak.”
  • 5. What is Google Sketch-Up? Google Sketch-Up is a 3D modeling programme designed for architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers. It has been designed to be easy to use. You could redecorate your classroom. Design a new piece of furniture. Model your city for Google Earth. Create a skate-park for your hometown, then export an animation and share it on YouTube. You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they've made on the Google 3D Warehouse. It's a huge, searchable library of models, and it's free.
  • 6. Tutorial
  • 7. Now it’s your turn!
    • 5 minutes to make the basic structure.
    • ‘ How to add your Texture’ Tutorial.
    • 5 minutes to add texture and tidy up.
    Please open your copies of Google Sketch-Up or use one of the Bellevue laptops.
  • 8.
    • YOUR TASK: Create a 3D swimming pool.
    • Use the shapes object to draw a 2D shape.
    • Now use the push/pull tool to make it 3D .
    • Draw around the inside of the 3D shape and push down to make the walls.
    • Advanced Users: Try making some steps or add textures using the ‘paint bucket’.
  • 9. Adding Texture
  • 10. Room 13’s Art Gallery
  • 11. What else could we ask the children to create?
  • 12. Can we engage higher order thinking skills using Sketch-Up?
    • Setting design tasks that have challenges to overcome.
    • Taking time to discuss and share ideas as a class before beginning to design.
    • Focus on the design process not just the final product.
    • Ensuring children have the opportunity to justify their choices to each other.
  • 13. EXAMPLE: Designing a roof free house
  • 14. More Kid’s Speak.
  • 15. Think, Pair, Share.
    • What skills did we need / use to design our swimming pools?
    • Group PMI Chart
  • 16. Revisit KWL
  • 17. Can you think of 3 ways Google Sketch-Up could help you deliver your class programme?
    • Final Task:
    • Plan a task for your class or year group.
    • Once you have your focus, take some time to use Sketch-Up to create your design brief.
  • 18. Think about how it will relate to…
    • Your School Vision
    • Values
    • Principles
    • Future Focus
    • Learning Areas
    • Key Competencies
    • Achievement Objectives
    When you have planned your task and feel confident using Sketch-Up, you’re free to leave.