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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: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 5:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Game-based Learning , STEAM, Tools for Student Projects, Virtual Learning
Tags: creativity, DOL710, game design, games, Gamestar Mechanic, online gaming, online gaming community, problem-solving, storytelling, writing

Reviews (43)

Full Member
Very Interesting!
Great info...
Basic Member
Seems like an effective way to get started with designing games.
Nice work
Full Member
Great info.
Basic Member
Thank you!
Great ideas for using games online! Thanks!
Basic Member
Awesome! Thanks!
Full Member
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