HOW TO IMPLEMENT A GAME-DESIGN PROGRAM IN YOUR SCHOOL

2/5/2013 By: Laura Minnigerode

Game design can be a powerful motivator, bringing together student ideas, problem solving and other important computational thinking skills, such as collaboration and persistence for working on difficult problems. There are a variety of ways to implement a program of this kind. Here are some excellent resources to get you started.

AMD Foundation Changing the Game program:

AMD.com/changingthegame
AMD’s site contains information for using game design in schools.

Diana Laufenberg’s blog

http://laufenberg.wordpress.com/
This blog includes helpful resources for building an architecture for participatory media for students.

Globaloria

www.globaloria.org

  
This site will guide you toward more information about the Globaloria curriculum, support and help desk information, and highquality professional development resources.

ISTE ’s Computational Thinking Toolkit

www.iste.org/learn/computational-thinking/ct-toolkit
ISTE’s Web site contains many resources for explaining computational thinking.

Learning Games Network Game Design Tool Kit

www.learninggamesnetwork.org/projects/gdtk/
The Learning Games Network has developed this helpful toolkit for incorporating game design in the classroom. Users must register to download the toolkit.

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