Bloxels is not just another tech-enabled toy. It’s a hands-on, brains-on, creativity and technology experience.
Bloxels uniquely unlocks students’ innate creativity by leveraging something they love: video games. Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics and more through the games they create.
Most activities are scalable in complexity, so it’s appropriate for all grades, K through 8. Plus, it encourages collaboration, so players of all ages — parents, relatives, teachers, students and their friends — can build and play games together.
By starting the game building process with the Bloxels gameboard and colored blocks, players are challenged to put down their screens and think strategically. Each block has many possibilities, so creating requires some imagination and calculation. Yet, it’s as simple as building with blocks.
The on-screen experience combines design, logic and experimentation. It’s about more than playing video games. It’s about building a dynamic, interconnected world through the stories you’re telling. It’s about seeing your ideas in action, testing them and making them better. It’s a little science and a lot of fun. And it provides an “online” experience without actually being online.
Visit the Bloxels store to purchase 10, 15 and 20 gameboard classroom packages, now with volume discounts.
How it Works.
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See Bloxels in the Classroom and in the community.
Bloxels Across the Globe
Bloxels is not just taking off in the US, it already has global reach. Check out the map below to see all of the schools, libraries, maker spaces, and more already creating with Bloxels.
Want to see your organization here? Complete our form to have your location added, or if you are already on the map and want to add more detail to your listing.
What others are saying.
"Adding a digital dimension to a physical plaything... [and] getting it right."
"The thoughtfulness of this learning tool literally blows me away..."
"Students will find that designing is more intuitive and easier to iterate when using hand-held blocks rather than traditional on-screen drag-and-drop programming tools."
"Bloxels is one of the rare apps that provides both instant gratifications and deeper learning journeys."
"A perfect platform for the group to collaboratively create a game which not only did they have control over how it looked, but also the story behind the game...fantastic."
"With its colorful squares and simple-to-understand game board, the video game–creation platform Bloxels grounds digital game design in physical, tactile creativity."
"Bloxels is a great tool for kids to learn design thinking...It's not exactly playing, it's creating."
“To say I wasn't disappointed would be an understatement. I never realised quite how versatile this new toy would be until I began to delve into it.”
Educator in Residence
We're extremely excited to announce that Robert Kalman has joined the Pixel Press team as our "Educator in Residence". Robert will be taking on the responsibility of developing the educational experience around Bloxels and managing Bloxels EDU; working with teachers, educators and parents to best leverage Bloxels in the home and classroom.
We're focused on continually expanding our resources for educators. Please take advantage of these free resources, and let us know if you are interested in contributing any tools you develop in class.