The Game Factory: We're creating our own educational game
Please note: On account of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Children's Congress has been postponed until 2021.
Regardless of whether you are a child or an adult, playing games is fun! Games also hone problem-solving skills, provide opportunities to practice social skills, and strengthen a sense of team spirit. This year, and to support fun in the classroom, the students will become true gaming experts by creating their own educational game. They can create analog games, digital games, or even a combination of both as everything is possible and creativity knows no limits. There are two phases in developing educational games: first, planning the sequence of events and rules with the help of an informatics diagrams (modeling) in order to facilitate implementation later in analog and/or digital form. This not only encourages your students to conduct research, but also give them an opportunity to integratively practice elements in the new basic digital education curriculum. During the project, student teachers and the COOL Lab team at the JKU's School of Education provide support, as well as an initial introduction to the topic of modeling as part of a JKU workshop. The games will be presented at the Children's Congress at the Johannes Kepler University Linz and awards will be presented to the best projects.