Making Games in the Classroom; Demonstrating Mastery.

NMCA Workshop

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This workshop is being held at an event:
2016 NMC Summer Conference
06/13/2016 - 06/16/2016
MAGIC Center 159 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester Rochester, NY 14623
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/14/2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Not available at this time

Today you can buy board and card games built around the life cycle of a salmon, galaxformation and the history, politics and economics of the Underground Railroad. Using games as tools for formal and informal education is over 200 years old. Recently that the idea of having students make games in class has arrived. In this workshop you’ll be introduced to the history and practice around this concept and create a high-level game concept in a group, setting you down the road to making curricular games with your students.

Making Games in the Classroom; Demonstrating Mastery

Interest Level:
 Tuesday 14th of June 2016 09:00 AM — 12:00 PM EDT
Session Type Session Pathway Audience Skill
Preconference Workshop Creativity and Making  all  all


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Stephen Jacobs
Rochester Institute of Technology

Professor, interactive games and media Associate Director of the MAGIC Center Visiting Scholar, National Center for the History of Electronic Games Expert in: Consumer electronics Computing hardware and software DVDs Digital television Video game design and development Open Source Software development Credentials: MA in media studies, New School for Social Research Published over 250 articles on games, entertainment and personal technology Regular columnist for the magazines: Videomaker, Television Business International, TV 2.0 and the technology news web site CNET. His "What the Tech!" radio show, aired for three years on NPR, WXXI AM 1370