8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 10:15am - 12:00pm
Game Design and Development with GameMaker Studio: A Gateway to Computer Science FILLING

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"Don't just buy a new video game. Make one." This was the plea of President Barack Obama leading to the Hour of Code Initiative of Computer Science Education Week this past December. Creating video games provides students with a constructionist learning opportunity involving design thinking, problem solving and iterative design while teaching computer science concepts in an engaging manner. Game Design requires collaboration and an interdisciplinary approach including graphic design and animation, storytelling, sound engineering, and object oriented programming. GameMaker is an incredible tool for teaching these skills as it is presented in an intuitive drag and drop manner that stays true to the programming in a concrete manner. Join us for this demonstration and hands on experience where you will learn the GameMaker basics and create your first game!

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Steven Isaacs

Education Program Manager, Bernards Township Schools
Steve Isaacs has been teaching since 1992. In 1998 began teaching in Bernards Township, NJ where he developed an internationally recognized middle and high school game development program. Steve is a pioneer in using VR and AR in the classroom. He is a champion for student choice... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 10:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Room 224

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