Category Archives: game design

Learning about the game: designing science games for a generation of gamers

This is what happens when we bring ‘‘video games’’ into the classroom: youth insist on
playing them like video games. Continue reading

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Why I love teaching but can’t go back

Talking about game design allowed the kids to really shine in ways that reflected true STEAM thinking. Continue reading

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Presentations for my game design class

I’ve been teaching a week-long course for middle school students from around Northern VA for part of the middle school tech institute that runs every summer at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I’ve primarily been translating Tracy … Continue reading

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Classroom constraints & the pass-back effect: Games designed to transcend generational divides

I am excited to be giving a talk today with Nina Walia as part of Games for Learning: Research and Design Innovation at NYU. It’s a quick talk, but I wanted to make sure those interested could take a look … Continue reading

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