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Grades 5-8. GAME:IT Junior is an introductory course to computer programming where students follow project-based instructions to utilize a user-friendly drag-n-drop interface as well as basic coding skills to build games.
- Students will learn to create animated and multidirectional sprites and add backgrounds and sounds to their games
- Assignment at end of each game lesson requires students to build on their programming skills, ensuring that students are learning and not just following directions
- 18-week course also covers the basic math and physics concepts used in game development and how the engineering design cycle is used to design games and as a problem-solving method
- Course also explores career opportunities and educational paths (both in high school and beyond) required to land a job in this industry
- Can be taught as a standalone course, a supplement to a math, science, or technology class, or as an afterschool or summer learning program
- Each unit includes a teacher’s guide, presentations, documents, worksheets, quizzes, answer keys, and step-by-step instructions
- Entirely web-based course allows you to project materials, print and hand them out, or email them to your students