Games Win Awards

Lesson objectives Think about how games are evaluated To provide campers with an opportunity to express their appreciation for their favorite games Socioemotional learning objectives Understand one’s interests and values Giant sticky note Craft supplies Worksheet (2 pages) Preparation On the sticky note, write Award Poster on the top Ask campers to write the names … Read more

Girls Make Games, Too

Lesson objectives Understand women’s roles in game development and impact on the gaming community Socioemotional learning objectives Show respect for differences and value commonalities Communicate effectively Worksheet Internet-connected device This is a self-guided activity. Leave campers with the worksheet, which asks them to research a game designer. Discussion Note to campers that women have been … Read more

Games are Serious Fun

Lesson objectives  Identify different types of fun in games Understand the goals of serious games Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Planful Responsible Welcoming Internet-connected devices Serious game examples, such as Never Alone That Dragon, Cancer Journey Active Citizen A sheet of paper with the name of each game and the presentation prompts Types of fun Gather … Read more

Games Have Objectives

Lesson objectives Reflect on the week’s learning Explore social awareness in the gaming community Encourage students to think about how they can contribute to their community Engineering design learning objective Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential … Read more