Steve Isaacs, a technology instructor at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey (U.S.), shares how he integrates video-game design and development into his 7th-grade curriculum. Using game-design programs such as Gamestar Mechanic and Gamemaker enable this teacher to embed essential programming skills into a unit of study that also has an authentic purpose: His students are creating games for the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge. This video is one in a series of Games and Learning Publishing Council case studies from the Cooney Center.
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