[Bf-education] Blender conference and curriculum

Blasgund Brian Brian.Blasgund at polytechnic.wa.edu.au
Fri Nov 1 00:34:18 CET 2013

Hi all.

I have been lecturing with blender since 2008 at Polytechnic West, animation production, game design and VFX. Blender is such a wonderful multifunctional application that it is used heavily in our project production pipelines. I have been preparing the students from Cert III - Diploma for the Indie game, VFX and Animation industries using blender as a major backbone and the students love it :)

Brian Blasgund
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From: bf-education-bounces at blender.org [bf-education-bounces at blender.org] on behalf of Anthony Bailey [ABailey at lbc.school.nz]
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2013 7:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [Bf-education] Blender conference and curriculum

Hi Guys

I teach L1A & L1B (Year 10 & 11) students Blender. They love it, and have come up with some great designs within a short time.

The newest version is so much easier to teach as well.

Tony Bailey
DIT Teacher

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From: bf-education-bounces at blender.org [mailto:bf-education-bounces at blender.org] On Behalf Of Jim Hoffman
Sent: Friday, 1 November 2013 11:56 a.m.
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Subject: Re: [Bf-education] Blender conference and curriculum

I am very interested as I have been using blender as my intro for students and the world of 3d

Jim Hoffman
Math and Graphic Arts Educator
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On Oct 31, 2013, at 4:21 PM, J Le Rossignol <jlerossignol at gmail.com<mailto:jlerossignol at gmail.com>> wrote:
Hi Doug,

I have an entire Blender course written for the Australian Curriculum, and I'm happy to share. Even though I'm teaching in secondary school the first half could easily be used with primary students.
Jamie Le Rossignol

On 31 October 2013 23:18, John Nyquist <john.nyquist at gmail.com<mailto:john.nyquist at gmail.com>> wrote:

Have you seen James Chronister's work?


John R. Nyquist
Nyquist Art + Logic

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 3:36 AM, Douglas Sutherland <dsutherland10 at bigpond.com<mailto:dsutherland10 at bigpond.com>> wrote:

Hi Everyone,
I have enjoyed watching all of the conference presentations this weekend. I was really looking forward to the education talk and I am looking for where the guys in the audience are having their discussion. I am a primary school teacher in Australia, I have had growing success with Blender and have a few ideas on where the best place to start with very young Blender users. I think that although Blender has many different facets there are some core skills and knowledge that effect nearly all aspects of the program. I have also found that there are some definite no nos when starting kids off with Blender many I have committed and in doing so killed a lot of the kids motivation through frustration. This is entirely the fault of the teacher (me) not the program but I began to think after the conference talk that if I had a curriculum to work to as I do for math, science etc. I could have avoid these pitfalls. I applaud all the speakers for their work in blender education, I now extra ideas for projects and I am humbled by the guys who run the free not for profit course. I was perhaps most fascinated by the audience contributions and would like to participate in a discussion like this. So if anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

Kind Regards,
Doug Sutherland

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