Students in the Lead: Game Design for Learning Earth Science

Peg Steffen, former NOAA Ocean Service Education coordinator, discusses game design. Games are increasingly used in classrooms to help inspire curiosity, creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills. They can introduce real-world challenges and encourage systems thinking while learning Earth science content in non-traditional ways. This presentation introduces ways to help you create a design atmosphere in your classroom, how to get started in game design, and potential game challenges that will excite and motivate your students to dig into the Earth sciences.

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13566 1537818703 What's your experience?
Aida Awad Sep, 2018
17 1538067124 [quote=Shelley DuPuy] [quote=Shelley DuPuy] ...
Randy Russell Sep, 2018
13569 1537827381 Computer vs. Traditional (tabletop/card/board) Games
Randy Russell Sep, 2018
11 1537969162 I pulled the educational research papers off of a ...
Aida Awad Sep, 2018
13572 1537844603 Non-flash games?
Rebecca Gilbert Sep, 2018
3 1537940853 Hi, I just wanted to comment that I've used the ...
Sarah Glancy Sep, 2018
13577 1537889020 an idea to share
Janice Novello Sep, 2018
3 1537901196 You might want to reach out to the Google ...
Aida Awad Sep, 2018
13580 1537889787 Coding for kids
David Hanke Sep, 2018
5 1537901716 This looks perfect for us as well. My colleagues ...
David Hanke Sep, 2018
13586 1537908854 Anyone in Houston/Galveston?
Shelley DuPuy Sep, 2018
1 1537908889 Just wondering if anyone here is from the ...
Shelley DuPuy Sep, 2018
13593 1537942711 Let’s share resources!
Sarah Glancy Sep, 2018
6 1538066563 [quote=Sarah Glancy] Hi, I teach at the ...
Randy Russell Sep, 2018