App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.
Title: Bloxels: Build, Play, & Share Your Own Video Games
Summary: Making games using physical cubes is fun, despite execution issues
Pros: Interest, engagement, and creativity levels start very high as you draw with colorful cubes.
Cons: Capturing physical creations to the app is super finicky, and the games created are too similar.
Bottom Line: Designing games with physical manipulatives, while fun, can ultimately lead to frustration.
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