Tag: game design

  • Advocacy for Game Design: Classes that Keep Student Interest

    Advocacy for Game Design: Classes that Keep Student Interest

    “Encouraging youth to transition from consumers to producers”  – Kaho Abe, Eyebeam Resident 2010 – 2017, Playable Fashion co-creator, game designer, media artist, and educator. LRNG Innovators Brightspots: Brooklyn video from LRNG on Vimeo. Playable Fashion is a program which works with youth who are usually passive users of game technology, to engage them in…

  • Connected Learning: Playlists with LRNG and Youth Voices

    Connected Learning: Playlists with LRNG and Youth Voices

    Sometimes innovation is about having a sense of the big idea, then paving the way one step at a time. Creativity and exploration certainly is part of the learning process. As an engaged digital literacy educator, I invite my students into powerful opportunities to engage in conversation with other learners across the country through the…

  • Gaming the Conference

    Gaming the Conference

    I suggested to the various colleagues/presenters in the Game Design/Gamification strand of the K12Online Conference that we try to design a game for participants of the conference to play. The goal was to use game design principles to engage participants in the presentations (still being released over the next few weeks) in ways beyond just…

  • Watching Kids Code

    Watching Kids Code

    While there are debates to be had about whether all kids should learn to program, the best arguments for teaching kids to code, I expect, will not be sharpened in debate, but come from watching and listening to kids who are learning to code, and partnering with their teachers in the spirit of shared inquiry.…

  • Comic Reflections: Students Reflect on Digital Literacy Skills

    Comic Reflections: Students Reflect on Digital Literacy Skills

    (This is reposted from my blog, where I have been writing about a digital literacies workshop I have been facilitating for English Language Learners high school students. We’ve been doing a range of activities, leading into video game design. The workshop is sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Writing Project in conjunction with an urban school…

  • Game design and rethinking failure in school

    Game design and re-thinking failure in school I’ll be blogging in response to a webinar series offered by connectedlearning.tv at the invitation of the National Writing Project’s Digital Is . Katie Salen, executive director of the Institute of Play , offered principles for instructional designers to use in order apply the theories of game design…