[Bf-education] Intro to Blender 3D class for teens

Javier Kitainik kitainik at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 15:47:32 CEST 2011

Hello Everybody

We start to teach in Blender courses here in Buenos Aires Argentina, at the
UTN (Universidad Tecnológica Nacional). These couses are in spanish languaje
thinked for all the latin american comunity.
We have 3 diferents levels of courses - I´ll send you the courses link for
more information (in spanish):


Best regards,

Prof. Javier Kitainik

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Edwin Pilobello <e_pilobello at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Starting up an Intro to Blender 3D class for teens tomorrow.  It'll be a 3
> hour class for 5 Saturdays at Portland State University.
> I'm going to start this class off like I fell into when using laptops
> without
> numeric keypads.  I'm going to skip the keyboard shortcuts.  It seemed to
> reduce
> cognitive load by just using the mouse to choose options over remembering
> shortcuts and using two hands.  I believe they would really appreciate
> shortcuts
> later after they've absorbed the basic concepts of 3D objects and
> manipulation.
> My last class at a Title I school (at least 70% of the student in the free
> lunch
> program) gave me a lot of challenges.  There was one 5th grade girl (~11
> years
> old) who was having a lot of difficulty animating a ball bouncing off a
> block
> The rest of the class made relatively quick work of positioning the ball,
> inserting a keyframe, moving the ball, inserting the next keyframe and
> reducing
> the height and interval until the ball came to a rest.  After a lot of
> effort to
> try to help this girl understand and do, I finally decided to play a
> counting
> game.  We were to alternately count off even numbers.  She couldn't make it
> to
> 20!!!  She couldn't get past 10 when counting by 3s.
> The rest of the class just shook their heads.  I was somewhat dumbfounded
> to
> discover an 11 year old with very little number sense.  So moving something
> over
> time and space was way beyond her comprehension.
> Oh well!
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