Hour of Code: Aurora Public Schools Scalable Game Design—An Educator Innovator Webinar

December 12, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST
By Educator Innovator

Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, CO is engaged in a partnership with the University of Colorado at Boulder, funded through Google’s Computer Science for High Schools and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Middle and high school students are creating video games a part of a program called Scalable Game Design (SGD). Teachers and students are finding a lot to write about in their game design work. In this webinar, part of the National Writing Project’s partnership with the Hour of Code, we’ll hear teachers reflections about having students code video games and also how writing supports student learning in Scalable Game Design.

Live Chat Archive

[Dec 12 2013, 11:59 PM] edinnovator: Hi all … starting in just a minute!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:07 AM] edinnovator: The webinar is underway! If you don’t see it, refresh your page.
[Dec 13 2013, 12:07 AM] edinnovator: Then hit the play button.
[Dec 13 2013, 12:11 AM] edinnovator: Here’s a link to a Scalable Design wiki: http://sgd.cs.colorado.edu/wiki/Scalable_Game_Design_wiki
[Dec 13 2013, 12:13 AM] edinnovator: And here is a link to videos from teachers discussing scalable game design: http://sgd.cs.colorado.edu/wiki/Videos
[Dec 13 2013, 12:15 AM] edinnovator: Hi @berta12345 … if you have questions for the webinar participants, let me know. I’ll pass on to the group.
[Dec 13 2013, 12:18 AM] berta12345: Are you all on Skype ?
[Dec 13 2013, 12:19 AM] edinnovator: We’re in a G+ hangout – are you able to view via the video to the left of this chat window?
[Dec 13 2013, 12:21 AM] berta12345: yes
[Dec 13 2013, 12:21 AM] edinnovator: Great!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:24 AM] edinnovator: Let me know if you have questions and I’ll pass them on to the group in the hangout!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:24 AM] berta12345: What written work is required to present this plan of action first ? Or no paperwork ?
[Dec 13 2013, 12:25 AM] edinnovator: You mean plan of action for developing the game?
[Dec 13 2013, 12:26 AM] berta12345: Yes. I teach writing and am looking at the role of writing in the pre-planning and follow up by the students.
[Dec 13 2013, 12:28 AM] edinnovator: got it
[Dec 13 2013, 12:28 AM] edinnovator: i’ve posted your question to the group
[Dec 13 2013, 12:30 AM] onewheeljoe: Berta we’ll cue up your question in just a moment. Thanks!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:39 AM] edinnovator: Any other questions, Berta?
[Dec 13 2013, 12:44 AM] dogtrax: Good points. We need to bring computer science into content classrooms, not as separate programs.
[Dec 13 2013, 12:44 AM] edinnovator: Hey Kevin! (Paul Oh as Ed Innovator here)
[Dec 13 2013, 12:44 AM] dogtrax: Hi there
[Dec 13 2013, 12:44 AM] edinnovator: Let me know if you have questions for this group.
[Dec 13 2013, 12:44 AM] onewheeljoe: Hi Kevin!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:45 AM] dogtrax: I can’t stay … Family … But will check out archives. I like this conversation
[Dec 13 2013, 12:46 AM] onewheeljoe: Peace!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:46 AM] edinnovator: Great … thanks for stopping in, Kevin!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:51 AM] edinnovator: Here’s a pdf of a paper related to broadening participation in computer science: http://sgd.cs.colorado.edu/wiki/images/f/fd/SIGSCE2012_Final_Submit.pdf
[Dec 13 2013, 12:55 AM] berta12345: Thanks!
[Dec 13 2013, 12:56 AM] edinnovator: Hour of Code: http://hourofcode.com/ac
[Dec 13 2013, 12:57 AM] edinnovator: Scalable Game Design browser tutorial as part of Hour of Code: http://sgd.cs.colorado.edu/wiki/Frogger_Design_2D
[Dec 13 2013, 1:02 AM] berta12345: Great!
[Dec 13 2013, 1:06 AM] berta12345: Thanks to all !
[Dec 13 2013, 1:07 AM] edinnovator: Thank you, Berta, for your participation!
[Dec 13 2013, 1:07 AM] edinnovator: Good night, all!

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