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’s site contains information for using game design in schools.
❏ Diana Laufenberg’s blog
This blog includes helpful resources for building an architecture for
participatory media for students.
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
ISTE’s Web site contains many resources for explaining
❏ Learning Games Network Game Design Tool Kit
The Learning Games Network has developed this helpful toolkit for
incorporating game design in the classroom. Users must register to
download the toolkit.