Task 6 - Implementing Your GameCategory
Students don’t know how to give effective, detail orientated feedback and then the creator is left with a sense of no real direction on ho..
An algorithm or class design that you have used in your game design
We had students work on a program that emulated a dungeon and the p..
A discussion of how your students approached the implementation process and their key difficulties.
My students took on the challenge o..
Story boards for a game from a Year 10 student.
A discussion of how your students approached the implementation process and their key difficulties
When teaching a 9/10 class who wanted ..
A short lesson or professional development session idea on how you would approach the implementation process.
first understand what the..
In terms of implementation, when I was in high school we were tasked, as a class of three, to come up with some ideas of games that we cou..
I challenged students to create a computer game using Scratch(R). We discussed the types of games, elements they need to think about and discussed elements of coding over a two week period.
Some students found examples on-line which let me lead into a discussion about incremental and modular development and testing when we compared the initial code we had developed with the final versions of those games.
The four period
Focusing on the first point here 'A discussion of how your students approached the implementation process and their key difficulties'.
Lack of confidence / resilience / what ever you want to label it as. Similar to another comment, the ability to keep the bigger picture in mind and not become disheartened is one of the biggest issues. Students dont know how to give effective, detail orientated feedback and then the creator is left with a sense of no real direction on how to improve.
As a PD provider I do not teach a class per se. Therefore its difficult to address the requirements for this task. Similarly I can see that many other participants have not taught gaming in the classroom. I wonder what alternative contexts are available that might be more widespread in Stage 5 Computer Science.