June 15, 2016
Below are five of our favourite platforms that you can use with your students to create a wide variety of learning games. No coding skills are required. Designing learning games is a great way to develop students analytic thinking and foster self-expression. It is also an effective way to introduce students to basic coding and programming concepts and help them cultivate 21st century learning skills.
GameSalad is a teacher-friendly platform that allows you to create learning games without the need of any programming or coding background. Students get to learn about computational thinking and computer science concepts while building their games.’ It’s also the best way to introduce programming concepts, game design, and digital media creation to your students.’
2- Gamestar Mechanic
‘Gamestar Mechanic is a game-based digital learning platform geared at 4th to 9th grade students that is designed to teach the guiding principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging and creative environment…Gamestar Mechanic allows students to learn about how systems work and how they can be modified or changed. Students learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test theories, and to consider other people as part of the systems they create and inhabit.’
3- Pixel Press