GameSalad for Education

Dan Magaha
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Level up your STEM education program with GameSalad.
Wednesday, Ma...
Dan Magaha
Director of Operations
GameSalad, Inc.

danm@gamesalad.com
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The Future of Games in EDU

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GUI for Game Development

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A New Way to Learn to Code

Traditional Game Development

Visual Development

Intimidating, tedious

No coding required

V...
Professional Strength Tools
GameSalad enables designers to quickly create sophisticated games for iOS,
Android & HTML5 wit...
How is game design being used?
Middle/High School

• Game design courses
• Entrepreneurship & business courses
• Introduct...
How is game design being used?
Elementary School & Younger Learners

• Deconstruction exercises
• Cause / effect simulatio...
Case Studies
Doug Gregory - PSJA Early Memorial High

• 3rd year teaching game design
• Classes of 20 students
• Each stud...
Case Studies
Chris Thompson - Georgia Tech CEISMIC Initiative

• PEAKS Summer Camp program
• K-12 STEM education focus
• S...
Case Studies
Dr. Steven Holmes - George Mason University

• Professor, English Department
• Focus on digital and multimoda...
Case Studies
Mrs. Denise Jackson - Wimberley High School

• CTE / Technology Teacher
• Rural school district w/699 student...
Case Studies
iD Tech Camps

• Largest summer camp program in the
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Now in 15th year of operation
Utilizes GameS...
Educational Offering
Turn-key STEM Education

• Specialized Education SKU
• Comprehensive Curriculum
• Optional Textbook
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Level Up your STEM education program!

www.gamesalad.com/sxsw2014
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danm@gamesalad.com
Wednesday, March 5, 14
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Video games are the dominant medium of today's students. 90% of American children play them daily.

It's no surprise that game development education is a great way to engage students in STEM literacy and education, and GameSalad is the fastest way to get your students engaged in experimenting, iterating, and building games. In this session, we'll introduce you to GameSalad, show you how easy it is to build games with it, and how schools all over the world use GameSalad in their classrooms.

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Level Up your STEM education program - SXSWEdu talk

  1. 1. GameSalad for Education Dan Magaha danm@gamesalad.com Level up your STEM education program with GameSalad. Wednesday, March 5, 14
  2. 2. Dan Magaha Director of Operations GameSalad, Inc. danm@gamesalad.com gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14
  3. 3. The Future of Games in EDU gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 3 danm@gamesalad.com
  4. 4. The Future of Games in EDU gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 4 danm@gamesalad.com
  5. 5. The Future of Games in EDU gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 5 danm@gamesalad.com
  6. 6. The Future of Games in EDU gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 6 danm@gamesalad.com
  7. 7. The Future of Games in EDU gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 7 danm@gamesalad.com
  8. 8. The Future of Games in EDU gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 8 danm@gamesalad.com
  9. 9. GUI for Game Development http:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPEhjHnvuCQ gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 9 danm@gamesalad.com
  10. 10. A New Way to Learn to Code Traditional Game Development Visual Development Intimidating, tedious No coding required Visual development dramatically changes the learning curve • Programming can be intimidating, tedious, and boring. • GameSalad demystifies game development and fosters experimentation. • Rapid development model allows students to achieve success quickly. • Rule-based pseudocode approach develops logical & analytical skills. gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 10 danm@gamesalad.com
  11. 11. Professional Strength Tools GameSalad enables designers to quickly create sophisticated games for iOS, Android & HTML5 without having to write a single line of code. 700,000 developers 200,000 games created 70 Top 100 games in the US App Store gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 11 danm@gamesalad.com
  12. 12. How is game design being used? Middle/High School • Game design courses • Entrepreneurship & business courses • Introduction to programming • Art & visual design • In lieu of traditional “book reports” or • • • • group projects Multimodal communication exercises Modeling and simulation of physical sciences Developing targeted instructional design “Gaming for a cause” gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 12 danm@gamesalad.com
  13. 13. How is game design being used? Elementary School & Younger Learners • Deconstruction exercises • Cause / effect simulations • Group discussions of technology • concepts Customized instructional design / remediation games gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 13 danm@gamesalad.com
  14. 14. Case Studies Doug Gregory - PSJA Early Memorial High • 3rd year teaching game design • Classes of 20 students • Each student builds a full game project • from scratch including all design, art, sound, and implementation Now offering dual credit with Texas State Technical College “Students are passionate about creating their own games. GameSalad gives students a great starting point, while also allowing them to grow as the designers & programmers of the future. “ gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 14 danm@gamesalad.com
  15. 15. Case Studies Chris Thompson - Georgia Tech CEISMIC Initiative • PEAKS Summer Camp program • K-12 STEM education focus • Started teaching game design in 2010 • Teaches over 200 students each • summer to develop games with GameSalad Frequent speaker at edu conferences “Every Teacher Should Become an App Creator” 92% of students who attended camp said it increased their interest in computer science gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 15 danm@gamesalad.com
  16. 16. Case Studies Dr. Steven Holmes - George Mason University • Professor, English Department • Focus on digital and multimodal • • • rhetoric studies Uses GameSalad as a tool for student multimedia projects Considers GameSalad the “iMovie of videogames” Other uses of the tool include technical writing class for healthcare majors, persuasive games and political science gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 16 “GameSalad offers a great solution to the pragmatic confines of time and space that face rhetoric and writing teachers who are interested in  video game design.” danm@gamesalad.com
  17. 17. Case Studies Mrs. Denise Jackson - Wimberley High School • CTE / Technology Teacher • Rural school district w/699 students • 2nd year teaching game design • Students initially developed simple • games but graduated to sophisticated instructional design projects Her students are now building math remediation games for Wimberley Elementary “All students play games but few realized the effort behind creating them... GameSalad opened their eyes to what they could accomplish.” gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 17 danm@gamesalad.com
  18. 18. Case Studies iD Tech Camps • Largest summer camp program in the • • • world Now in 15th year of operation Utilizes GameSalad for game design camps at middle and high school level Over 5,000 students a year get their first introduction to game design at iD using GameSalad “It’s not just them sitting and playing... it’s them actually understanding the dynamic behind it and what goes into it...” gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 18 danm@gamesalad.com
  19. 19. Educational Offering Turn-key STEM Education • Specialized Education SKU • Comprehensive Curriculum • Optional Textbook • Certification Program • Webinars & Live Training Events • Asset Packs for Educators • Priority Technical Support • Educator/Student Discounts gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Wednesday, March 5, 14 19 danm@gamesalad.com
  20. 20. Level Up your STEM education program! www.gamesalad.com/sxsw2014 Dan Magaha danm@gamesalad.com Wednesday, March 5, 14
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