Game Design In the Classroom

revenge of the forest-tiffHere is a game created by students using Scratch in a summer program studying the effects of overpopulation on wildlife habitats. The game design process increased the students engagement and helped them build connections. Below, find some ideas for using game design in your classroom. If you need more information or Scratch help, let me know in the comments!

Step 0: Familiarize yourself with Scratch

Core Elements

Step 1: Introduce students to elements of game design

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Step 2: Introduce students to Scratch

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Step 3: Focus on core content ideas for game design

Step 4: Determine elements for the game

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Step 5: Flowchart the game

Step 6: Code & test!

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