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Video Game Creation KBEA

  1. 1. Video Games & Game Creationhaving fu n is a goo d thing! Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org ©2011
  2. 2. “If you wanted tocreate an educationalenvironment that was directly opposed towhat the brain is good at doing . . .
  3. 3. “. . . you wouldprobably designsomething like amodernclassroom.”John MedinaBrain Rules
  4. 4. Tic Tac Toe
  5. 5. Pong
  6. 6. Galaga
  7. 7. SimCity
  8. 8. World of Warcraft
  9. 9. games haven’t gottensimpler over time
  10. 10. they’ve gotten more complex
  11. 11. Why?
  12. 12. because the brain demands it
  13. 13. “The brain developed to solveproblems relating to surviving inan unstable, outdoor environmentand to do so in near constantmotion.”John MedinaBrain Rules
  14. 14. can I eat it?
  15. 15. can iteat me?
  16. 16. can I have sex with it?
  17. 17. what then . . .is your job?
  18. 18. convince a highschool kid that a five paragraph essayis essential for her survival
  19. 19. effective brain learning researchenvironments
  20. 20. video games
  21. 21. “Better theories of learning areembedded in the video games manychildren play than in the schoolsthey attend.”James GeeWhat Video Games Have to Teach UsAbout Literacy & Learning
  22. 22. so what kinds of things cangames do?
  23. 23. teach problem solving skillssimulate authentic situationsincrease literacy skills
  24. 24. encourage collaborationsupport intellectual complexitycreate individualized learning
  25. 25. so you want tomake your own games?
  26. 26. understand gamingunderstand game designunderstand your contentunderstand goals
  27. 27. understand that failure is an option
  28. 28. www.scholastic.com/createvideogames
  29. 29. Free / Online * gamestarmechanic.com * gamesalad.com
  30. 30. scratch.mit.edualice.org
  31. 31. planetkodu.comsploder.com
  32. 32. D Gam eMaker 3S andbox www.sandboxgamemaker.comwww.agentsheets.com
  33. 33. not Free www.yoyogames.com www.clickteam.com
  34. 34. www.rpgmakerweb.comwww.stagecast.com * www.adventuremaker.com
  35. 35. • Business Strategy Game• Snack Bar Sim• Restaurant Empire• John Deere: American Farmer• The Sims 2: Open for Business• Zoo Tycoon• Build a Lot• tinyurl.com/3s5vytm
  36. 36. Game Creation for Teens Jason DarbyRPG Maker for Teens Michael Duggan
  37. 37. Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design Scott RogersScratch Programming for Teens Jerry Lee Ford
  38. 38. German Coast Guard?
  39. 39. what are you “zinking” about?
  40. 40. "People do not quit playingbecause they grow old; theygrow old because they quitplaying."Oliver Wendell Holmes
  41. 41. have more questions? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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