FUSE is a great resource for your remote learning plans. We have been working since March 2020 to support our FUSE community as schools' implementation needs change. In August 2020 we ran a webinar about How to FUSE remotely. The webinar covers our recommendations for a wide range of implementations in Fall 2020 , and other common questions and resources requested are available in this article about the webinar.
There are a number of challenges students can work on with just their Chromebook or other computer at home! You can offer between five and fifteen challenges to students working on FUSE remotely, depending on technology resources and your students' digital literacy levels.
Use our Digital Challenges
These challenges only require a Web Browser:
- Sculpty Pet
- Beats Builder (formerly Ringtones)
- Dream Home
- Dream Home 2
- VR Escape Room
- Video Magic Tricks
Open up our make-your-own 'DIY Kit' challenges:
- Slow Your Roll uses common household items
- Look No Hands requires paper and tape
- Spaghetti Structures can also be done at home with spaghetti and marshmallows
These 3d printing challenges only require a Web Browser: (Everything until printing)
- Jewelry Designer
- Cookie Customizer
- Keychain Customizer
- Eye Candy
- Print My Ride
These challenges require software download to a Computer:
- Game Designer : Download Stencyl below
- Mini-me Animation : Download Blender below
Use Collaboration Platforms to Help the FUSE Experience
We recommend opening a collaboration platform while students work to provide peer and facilitator support. This could be a video meeting, discussion board, or other shared resource your school provides. Check out our article in this section on Collaboration, excerpted from our Webinar.
Returning FUSErs: Work on In-depth 3D Challenges
This is a great time to work on some of our tougher 3D challenges: Print My Ride, Eye Candy, or Dream Home Gut Rehab! Encourage students to save the models they make for 3D printing when they are back in school. You might also consider, once new routines are established, having a sharing session (if your technology resources support this) of students’ digital designs.
Suggest Designing Idea Projects
You can turn on the My Ideas tool in your Facilitator Toolkit. The My Ideas tool allows students to design their own projects and share them with other students. An Idea will show up on the Dashboard for students to re-mix and share. Here is a video on My Idea projects.
Turn on Commenting
There is an available commenting feature that exists with each artifact a student uploads. You can use the Commenting feature to provide feedback to students, or start a conversation. Students can also comment on work, supporting such an important part of the FUSE experience—students learning from and giving feedback to each other.
To turn on these tools, go to the SETTINGS Tab in your FACILITATOR TOOLKIT:
Then turn on the Website Features you wish to activate. You can turn them off or on at any point.
We are here for you!
We want to do everything we can to support your work with FUSE as part of a remote learning plan. Please share with us on Slack and Twitter! We will support you on Slack and via email, so let us know how we can help.