Jim Chronister wrote to tell us about the second edition of ‘Blender Basics’ his classroom tutorial book. It is a very thorough, ready to use guide of 118 pages.
We’ve been using Blender in our high school for about 6 years now and I’ve done several presentation on it at local and state tech ed conferences. I had to get the manual updated because another teacher and I will be presenting at the national technology education conference held in Baltmore, Maryland, USA in about 3 weeks. It should be a great opportunity to spead the word. I appreciate the wonderful opportunities this software has opened up for us.
About Blender Basics he writes:
I developed this manual for use in my own classroom in an effort to streamline the Blender learning curve into some kind of sequential order. I have tried to keep most chapters down to less than 4 pages and each chapter can be covered in 1-2 class periods (our classes meet for approx. 45 minutes every day). This is my contribution to the Blender open-sourced cause. Please feel free to use this manual in your own labs. You may copy any or all parts you wish!
I would like to provide more coverage on BlenderNation on how Blender is being used in schools. Where are people using Blender to teach 3D? Do your students find it hard to pick up? Which resources do you use to prepare your classes?
You can find Blender Basics on the website of the Central Dauphin School District.