Game design - classroom 2.0 isn't just about the web...

Nate Stearns read my bio here about being a game designer in a previous life and asked me some questions about that. We had a nice email discussion, but it seemed like a good subject and I'm never one to waste good content! I've posted some resources for educators interested in game design at the Genyes blog. Game design is a terrific activity for students. It requires critical thinking, planning, expressing your thoughts for an audience, mastery of programming, text, visual and human interface literacy, collaborating….. Doesn't that sound like Classroom 2.0? There tends to be a huge gap in schools betweeen introductory courses in computer applications and AP computer science or IT certification courses. Game design is the perfect way to fill that gap with cross-curricular, constructivist projects that are of high interest to a wide variety of students. More here...

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