Blocksmith for Education
Our 21st-century approach to education is actively used by homeschoolers, in schools and in STEM 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 teaching 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 supporting them 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 continue with Blocksmith!”
Scott Slonim, Blaine County School District
State of the art support for Educators
Students learn at their own pace
Powerful online curriculum, showing each step with animated pictures
Students create worlds while learning computer science skills in the meantime
Curriculum is centered around engaging projects for each lesson, teaching core aspects of video game making for all interests
Fast and efficient preparation
Daily Cheat Sheets for Educators featuring content overview, key terms, learning goals and class routines
Distraction free learning
Get a domain just for your school/camp
Blocksmith Education features a distraction free, safe learning environment. Students only see experiences from classmates and friends invited to the same space.
Increase participation and engagement
Students share work, provide feedback, and can easily collaborate on projects.
We value your time
Utilize existing equipment
Works with the computers you already have
Able to run on basic computers, Blocksmith minimizes the cost of entry and offers a familiar toolset for students and teachers to create with. Supports Windows PC, Mac and Chromebook.
Exhibit and experience great student projects
Viewers are available for most smartphones and desktop computers. Strong support for VR and AR devices.