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

Games Are Playtested

Lesson objectives Understand the need for playtesting Practice giving and receiving feedback Engineering design learning objective Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions Socioemotional learning objectives Cooperative Planful Responsible Welcoming Campers’ games Blank sheets of paper (1 for each group) with “playtester” or “game designer” at the top and … Read more

Games Have Mechanics

Lesson objectives Distinguish between types of mechanics Understand escape game puzzle mechanics Think about how mechanics facilitate fun and interest Engineering design learning objective Evaluate competing design solutions Socioemotional learning objectives Planful Responsible Cooperative Blank paper with the name of each mechanic at the top Movement (running, crawling, flying) Turn-taking Crafting Card drawing Time limit … Read more