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Taking Advantage of the Power of Play and Game Design to Teach 21st Century Skills

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Game jams, or game creation sessions, can be used in most grade levels and in just about any content area to spark learning and teach 21st century skills. Join Dr. Matt Farber as he explains how your students can use game design to demonstrate their learning, while enhancing their creativity and problem-solving skills. He will explore how game jams combine all modes of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), while students work together as a team, identifying and contributing their own strengths. Matt will showcase a variety of activities in a lesson plan format that you can use or adapt for your classroom. He will also make available a free Game Jam Guide that features over 20 lessons and activities that can be used to help students learn about real-world issues.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Game-based Learning , STEAM, Tools for Student Projects
Tags: 21st century skills, game jams, game-based learning, gaming, problem solving, programming, STEM

Reviews (42)

Full Member
Good information!
Great info!
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Full Member
A lot of great ideas
Basic Member
Great info...
Basic Member
Thank you!
Basic Member
Great information.
Basic Member
Great Presentation! I am not sure how I would use this with the little ones. I could definitely use this with the older kids. Thank you
Nice work
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