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8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Play. Make. Learn: Empowering Students in the Maker Age! LIMITED

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Kids are amazing when we put cool technology in their hands and provide an engaging learning environment. Anyone who has seen a kid play minecraft knows exactly what I mean! . This year I received funding through a Donors Choose Grant for a project that would provide additional opportunities for my students to take charge of their learning. With the funding, we were able to purchase an Xbox One, Disney Infinity, the Ouya console, Raspberry Pi, and four MakeyMakey kits. These tools were added as extension activities in my Video Game Design and Development class. In this presentation I will share highlights of this project and the choice based learning environment that allows students to carve their own path.

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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Bernards Township Board of Ed
Steve has been a gamer since the days of Atari and his Apple II+. His parents were initially concerned with how consumed he was with technology. Now they chuckle as he has created a career around his passion. Steve has been teaching Video Game Design and Development for 15 years, starting with his innovative programming at Liberty Corner Computing, the interactive training and gaming center that he and his wife owned and operated for 10 years... Read More →


Tuesday August 5, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Troy Room

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