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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 , STEM, Tools for Student Projects
Tags: 21st century skills, game jams, game-based learning, gaming, problem solving, programming, STEM

Reviews (14)

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I am very excited to learn more from Matthew. I would definitely recommend this for any teacher wanting to give their students an edge up in technology and Systems Thinking! I will be reviewing this webinar more than once! TY Matthew! I look forward to more webinars from you!
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Great! Thank you for the Game Jam guide!
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Diverse ideas for basic game design for students presented here. Thank you for the information.
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I'm going to review the guide and see what we can do with this in February.
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Very informative webinar! Students love to game and compete with each other.
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Thanks for great webinar!
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there are many on-demand webinars. do I have to complete and buy all of them ?
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how do I know I completed this assignment?
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I think students would really enjoy game-based learning
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