How schools are using game-creation technology to teach critical skills

09/14/2011 | T.H.E. Journal

More schools are teaching students important skills by allowing them to create digital games. The online game-creation platform Gamestar Mechanic, which is designed to build curriculum-aligned skills, is now being used in 800 schools as a learning tool. "When students make a game they have to model the system and have a deeper mastery of the subject. It's a deeper learning experience," said Alan Gershenfeld, president of E-Line Media, the developer of Gamestar Mechanic. "The process also incorporates 21st century skills -- game design requires that."

View Full Article in:

T.H.E. Journal

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ
Executive Director
Capitol Region Education Council (CREC)
Hartford, CT
Senior ELL Technical Assistance and Curriculum Specialist (8270)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL
Senior Researcher (8194)
American Institute for Researcher
Washington, DC
Technical Assistance Associate (8330)
American Institute for Researcher
Chicago, IL