Gamestar Mechanic is a great example of a game-making tool that can be used for learning. Gamestar Mechanic is a web-based software platform with a drag and drop interface that makes it simple for kids to make their own games. Kids can take the content they have learned and turn it into a game that they can use or other classmates can use. If a child can turn their classroom notes into a fun, engaging and exciting game, this is reassurance that they know the material.
Game design shows kids that coding is ultimately a semiotic system. Coding has become very popular, and can be challenging to understand and learn. Gamestar Mechanic involves language and can make coding easier for kids. Teachers are encouraged to step away from the traditional methods of pedagogy and bring gaming into the classroom.
PW senior, Richa Choubey, has accomplished a great deal in her four years at MSU. She is featured on msu.edu right now and shares an inspiring path that lead her to focus on film and television.
PW senior, Riley Sutika, works for the AOP office. This past year, she coordinated the Project 60/50 essay contest and did some AMAZING work.
And another PW student, Jade Wiselogle, landed an internship in NYC with Seventeen Magazine for the summer. Congratulations!
Congratulations to all our PWer’s who landed an internship this year. If there are any PWer’s that would love to write a guest blog post to take a moment and share their summer internship experience, email email@example.com.