As a teacher or educator you probably already know that students learn when they are engaged and motivated. Giving students new ways to express themselves will enhance their ability to communicate.
Creating video games in the classroom will:
- Enrich curriculum content – validate student interests and in some cases – career aspirations.
- Engage students in subject matter – have students create a video game for a health science unit: Bacterial Wars!
- Appeal to a range of students with diverse interests, skills and learning styles – analytical and mathmatic skills, creative and artistic skills, organizational and leadership skills, and game playing & quality control evaluation skills.
- Exercise team building skills – have students work as a game design team as they go through the process of planning, designing and creating a video game. Alternate roles of team leader, designer, programmer, artist and game tester!
Our Workshops will get you started incorporating Video Game Design into existing classroom curriculum. Once you have grasped the basics on game design and game creation it is time to transfer these skills to your students.