Stencyl Lets Kids Plan, Create and Publish Video Games

Code-free game development tool helps kids program and publish
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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: Stencyl
Summary: Code-free game development tool helps kids program and publish

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Pros: Intuitive drag-and-drop design makes building games accessible, and the ability to publish means games might get played.
Cons: Full access to publishing options will cost you.
Bottom Line: It ups the sophistication of building block coding by connecting student work to major publishing platforms.

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By Common Sense Education



Game Plan

When you consider it was only 10 or so years ago that some experts were questioning the appropriateness of multimedia and other "frills" as learning tools, it's not surprising that the idea of using games as a core instructional resource remains controversial. But in an age in which major corporations and the U.S.