Tag: Game Design

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Serious learning game design: 3 Microsoft tools to get started

Student Voice, student choice, and student engagement are the hallmarks of the best classrooms in the world right now.  They are classrooms that have students excited to come to school, not just to see their friends but to actively participate and enjoy their learning. For me, the top benchmark is reached by the classes that incorporate Games and Game Design into their... Read more

Doug Bergman and a female student collaborate on a reprogramming a tiny aerial drone.

A spirited teacher reshapes the computer science classroom for 21st-century makers

Doug Bergman believes computer science is changing. In his view, it’s no longer reserved just for students who want to work in technology. Doug knows a basic understanding of computer science will enable his students to solve tomorrow’s problems in just about any career they choose. That’s why, as the computer science instructor at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston,... Read more

MIE Expert Jason Holt standing alongside a student wearing a VR headset.

An educator’s playful plan to bring true technology integration to the classroom

Jason Holt teaches students how to build games. As an instructional technology specialist, his game design course is a playful piece in a serious plan to connect students – along with his fellow teachers and administrators – to what technology can truly bring to the classroom. And based on the results he’s seeing, this Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert is well on his... Read more

MIE Expert Steve Isaacs with students in the classroom.

MIE Expert makes a collaborative world in the classroom with Minecraft

Steve Isaacs has twice encountered epiphanies on his career path. The first came when he was taught game-based learning in high school, before game-based learning was even a thing. The next was realizing it was possible to make a career from mixing his two biggest passions: teaching and technology. Today, he’s built a classroom that paves the way for his students to have... Read more