Stage Two: Minecraft Modelling in the Classroom.
Christchurch, New Zealand, the West Coast of the South Island. We had classes in the USA contact us and have a look at this fantastic post which is a collaboration with Mrs Essenburgs Class from Michigan, USA. As a result of this Brylee and Heavenlee created this grid map of the classroom. Tomorrow we're going to start investigating how accurate it is and which refinements need to be made.
We Skyped in two classes today with more to come. Previously each of our groups had recorded information that we needed and details that would allow us to ultimately build a three dimensional model of another classroom around the world using Minecraft.
Were our questions and our preparation correct? We are going to be reflecting on this during Mathematics tomorrow. What information didn't we receive from the classrooms? How accurate are the maps that we have created? What needs to be refined?
This is the map that Brylee and Heavenlee created as a result of the fantastic information that was provided from Mrs Essenburg and her students. How accurate is this?
The other classrooms that we have spoken to are our #QuadbloggingAotearoa buddies: Selwyn House and Awahono School. We spoke to Selwyn House first and we hadn't even thought about a point of orientation! When the students started to talking to us and mentioned the compass points its threw us a little, however our groups continued to gain information and two were produced that are possible grid maps of the Selwyn House Classroom, by Kaiah and Tahana. There work is here - again we are going to be contacting these schools and classrooms and checking our information and details.
We believe that this, on the information supplied is a two dimensional model of 8c, Selwyn House from Christchurch - but we also believe that this is correct. The problem is there is already some significant variation starting to appear and we've only just started the process. Stay tuned.