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Teach Problem-solving and Game Design through Game Playing

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Most kids love online games - so why not use them to engage your students, promote 21st century learning, and help them develop creative problem-solving skills? Join Kim Munoz as she explores how to use Gamestar Mechanic, a game and online community that teaches users how to design their own games. She will show how this site, along with game design, can help strengthen creative problem-solving abilities, promote writing and storytelling skills, and provide motivation for STEM learning. You will learn how to get students signed up, the types of games they play, and how they can publish their own games. You will also discover where to find lesson ideas and examples of how other teachers have used this engaging tool.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Game-based Learning , Tools for Student Projects, Virtual Learning
Tags: creativity, DOL710, game design, games, Gamestar Mechanic, online gaming, online gaming community, problem-solving, storytelling, writing

Reviews (19)

Full Member
Great tool for teaching game design as well as playing games with awesome design elements! Will be adding this resource with Grades 4-6 next year. The students will get excited about coming to tech class to create their own game and be able to publish it for others to play around the world! Thank you for this new tool to use. Fabulous webinar!
Full Member
Thank you for some new ideas!
Full Member
Just Great! Thanks for sharing.
Full Member
Learn how kids can learn game design using the website Gamestar Mechanic. Walks you through how to get started and ways to use this website in your classroom/school.
Full Member
Awesome presentation. You did an excellent job giving the audience a lot of information.Seems like a great resource that will really engage the students. Id imagine it would take a bit of class time to learn, but sounds worthwhile. I look forward to getting some free time to play around with the site. I also love the sample lessons that teachers have already made. The collaboration and digital citizenship part is neat too.
Basic Member
Full Member
Great webinar. Thank you for the wonderful ideas.
Basic Member
Excited to use Gamestar Mechanic in my 7-8 technology class!
Basic Member
I really want to try this out!
Full Member
It's official! This will be the next unit in my web design class! Thank you!
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