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Thursday, August 2 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Create Games, Don't Just Play Them - Kodu Game Lab and Microsoft Technologies

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Take games in education to the next level by having kids create their own games. Kodu lets kids and teens create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language and can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children, as well as adults, with or without design or programming experience. In this session, we’ll explore the Kodu environment, create a simple interactive game, and discover ready-to-use curriculum resources including video tutorials, lesson plans, and student activities. We’ll take a look at Kodu lesson modules for mathematics and science. In a special segment, we’ll look at advanced Microsoft technologies that will allow students to create games for an Xbox, PC, Kinect Sensor, or even a mobile phone. Kodu and all tools demonstrated are available for free.

 


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Pat Yongpradit

Teacher, Springbrook High School
Who actually gets to live out their dream job? Pat Yongpradit does… he teaches high school computer science.   He is a 2010 Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Educator, has presented at multiple national conferences (ISTE, SIGCSE, CSTA, NBC's Education Nation), and has been written technology curricula at the local, state, and national level.  Pat’s current projects include helping students create video games for social... Read More →


Thursday August 2, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Classroom 1

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