Focus on core content ideas for game design

  • This step will depend largely on your content area. A math class might brainstorm ways to graph functions in Scratch and incorporate them into games. An ELA class might identify some interesting ideas or themes from a text to design games around.
  • In the game design camp that I was teaching in this past summer, we were focusing on environmental issues. We used this plan to drive a discussion about population density. Throughout the discussion, students identified issues and questions that they wanted to know more about, and researched them for inclusion in the games.

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Relevant Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-MG.A.2, CCSS.Math.Content.HSN-Q.A.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.10, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.10

Step 0: Familiarize yourself with Scratch

Step 1: Introduce students to elements of game design

Step 2: Introduce students to Scratch

Step 3: Focus on core content ideas for game design

Step 4: Determine elements for the game

Step 5: Flowchart the game

Step 6: Code & test!

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