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  1. 1. <ul><li>Jeffrey Piontek </li></ul>
  2. 2. Over view <ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction to Creativity Academies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a simulation in Scratch </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Back Ground <ul><ul><li>Co-founder of Foundation 9 Entertainment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World’s largest independent game developer. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Background: Foundation 9 <ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 employees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff includes game designers, programmers, animators, artists, writers, musicians, producers, among others… </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Background: Foundation 9 <ul><ul><li>400+ games created for top publishers and properties. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Background: Foundation 9 Entertainment <ul><ul><li>Passion for educational products. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helped work on LEGO Mindstorms, a robotics invention kit. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Motorola M-Lab <ul><ul><li>Kids as inventors. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation at a museum in Florida. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative and competitive game play. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Motorola M-Lab
  9. 11. Motorola M-Lab
  10. 12. Motorola M-Lab
  11. 14. <ul><ul><ul><li>Create original animations in a variety of media. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of contests. Winning animations displayed online and on television. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn animation by teaching animated friends how to dance, act, and solve the challenges in the stories of their lives. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><ul><ul><li>Students author and publish their own works, from hard cover books to music DVDs, to new types of products. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 17. Game Academy <ul><ul><ul><li>Students design, program, and animate their own games. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is STEM meets creativity. It develops: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Mathematical/logical thinking in programming. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Art skills to create the graphic and audio assets. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Creative thinking to produce a compelling game. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 18. Game Academy Meets STEM <ul><li>Build your own simulations, models, and science games in Scratch . </li></ul>
  15. 19. Big Goals <ul><ul><li>21st Century Literacy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer literacy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project management. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable Education: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each generation makes materials for the next. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 20. Introducing Scratch <ul><li>http://scratch.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can make almost anything in Scratch. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples (games, paint program, tools, funny cards) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 21. Scratch is… <ul><li>A tool developed at the MIT Media Lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Tile-based programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Sciences. Arts. Creativity. </li></ul><ul><li>Scratch is FUN! Invent what you want. Today, let’s invent the future. </li></ul>
  18. 22. With Scratch You Can Make… <ul><li>Simulations. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning games. </li></ul><ul><li>Tools for science learning. </li></ul>
  19. 23. Let’s Make Waves! First up: let’s make a molecule.
  20. 24. Let’s Make Waves! STEP 1 Paint Tool: Draw a circle to make a “molecule”.
  21. 25. Let’s Make Waves! <ul><li>STEP 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Make a bar to generate the wave. </li></ul><ul><li>Motion Tile: Move the bar to move the molecule… </li></ul><ul><li>Control & Sensing Tiles: if touching color… </li></ul>
  22. 26. Let’s Make Waves! <ul><li>STEP 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Now let’s work with a variable... </li></ul><ul><li>Set the speed of the bar and have energy transfer to molecule. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, a highlight and costume change to better illustrate the wave energy. </li></ul>
  23. 27. Let’s Make Waves! <ul><li>STEP 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, time to run some experiments! </li></ul><ul><li>Clone your molecules. </li></ul><ul><li>Play with speeds. </li></ul>
  24. 28. Let’s Make Waves! <ul><li>Ideas on ways to extend our work… </li></ul><ul><li>Radial wave simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Simulate: Storm, earthquakes generate waves </li></ul><ul><li>Simulate: Bathymetry creates surf </li></ul>
  25. 29. Standards Touched <ul><li>Standard 1 – Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>OTHERS </li></ul>
  26. 30. Standards Touched <ul><li>SC.PH.3.3 – Differentiate between energy and momentum, both quantitatively and conceptually </li></ul><ul><li>SC.PH.3.4 – Describe the ways energy can be transformed from one form to another (potential to kinetic) </li></ul><ul><li>SC.PH.3.7 – Use the conservation of energy law to solve problems involving an energy transformation… </li></ul><ul><li>SC.PH.3.8 – Use the conservation of energy law to predict both quantitatively and qualitatively the results of interactions of objects within simple systems… </li></ul>
  27. 31. Scratch and Curricula <ul><li>Scratch is a great way to make science relevant, engaging, and extremely cool for our kids. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps give them the skills to become 21 st century knowledge workers. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Education - Older students master concepts and create interactive learning materials to then help teach younger students. </li></ul>
  28. 32. Scratch and Curricula Alec (high school student) at the MIT Media Lab with students from England and Russia.
  29. 33. Where to go from here… <ul><li>On your own: http://scratch.mit.edu/ </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity Academies – We are happy to help train your students and faculty to create their own materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Info </li></ul>
  30. 34. Projects in Motion… <ul><li>“ Nano Attack” example </li></ul><ul><li>Game Academy 3D </li></ul><ul><li>Future Learning </li></ul>
  31. 35. Today, with students building…
  32. 36. Cutting Edge: Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Blocks programming (MIT Media Lab) + world’s best 3D graphics (CryEngine) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donation to MIT Media Lab; working with Eric Klopfer’s team. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 37. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>In the future, most learning (and entertainment) will be in 3D worlds. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with the MIT Media Lab to combine the world’s best authoring tools with the world’s best 3D. </li></ul></ul>
  34. 38. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Learn Mandarin in magical ways, immersed in online Yuan Ming Yuan, ancient gardens full of mystical creatures and historical figures. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One-to-one instruction with live tutors from Beijing, role-playing with you in the gardens. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 39. Learn Mandarin in Yuan Ming Yuan
  36. 40. Talk and Role Play with Teachers in Beijing
  37. 41. Game Academy 3D <ul><ul><li>Help kids invent these worlds. </li></ul></ul>
  38. 42. Create Ecosystems
  39. 43. Create Ecosystems <ul><ul><li>Design the algorithms that grow the flora and fauna. </li></ul></ul>
  40. 44. Create Worlds Create Worlds
  41. 45. Design Future Vehicles
  42. 46. Design Future Cities
  43. 47. Future Sustainability
  44. 48. New Sports
  45. 49. New Robots
  46. 50. Research in new ways
  47. 51. Through Simulation, Conduct Experiments Too Dangerous or Too Expensive in the Real World
  48. 52. International Game Development Competition <ul><ul><li>New STEM challenge each year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Science Futures” – help visualize and invent the future with your original work. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let’s expand partnerships! </li></ul></ul>
  49. 53. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore
  50. 54. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  51. 55. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  52. 56. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  53. 57. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  54. 58. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  55. 59. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  56. 60. Kids Build Worlds for Others to Explore Currently with Bishop Museum…
  57. 61. Blue Mars