Game Face For Education Week
Tygarts Valley Middle School sixth-grader Tristan Miller.
I had a really cool shoot for Education Week Monday, April 16th. I’d tell you about it more here, but I’d really love it if, after looking at a few of the outtakes on this page, you’d click here…
or even here.
They all lead to the same place: MY GUEST POST ON EDUCATION WEEK’S FULL FRAME PHOTO BLOG! (those are celebratory all-caps, not angry, yelling all-caps).
The gist of this story is that students at Tygarts Valley Middle School, in the rural mountain town of Mill Creek, West Virginia, are utilizing the Globaloria social network to design their own video games. More schools are incorporating gaming into their curriculum, but some are utilizing students as game designers rather than consumers.
Tygarts Valley Middle School sixth-grader Tristan Miller in the portable studio set up.
Tygarts Valley Middle School eighth-grader Charlotte Engelkenier.
Eighth grader in Mollie Ferguson's Globaloria class Leenette Fincham works with her group designing a video game called "Fishie Friends," which incorporates issues surrounding pollution and bullying.
Tygarts Valley Middle School seventh grader Sarah Johnson uses a computer to design an educational video game called "Freddie's Adventures," which teaches exponents.
Tygarts Valley Middle School seventh grader Sarah Johnson reacts after accidentally erasing all of her day's work Monday, April 16, 2012. Sarah and her partner Leah Arbogast, right, are designing an educational video game called "Freddie's Adventures," which teaches exponents.
Tygarts Valley Middle School seventh-graders Hannah Haddix and Caleb Riggleman design a video game called "Hollywood Walk of Patterns."