Mark Shouldice

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Mrachek Middle School

How will I introduce Scalable Game Design in my school?

Summer Institute 2011:
I use Frogger to introduce the SGD to the 6th graders, and this past school year for all 7th and 8th graders I implemented Frogger for beginners or Sokoban for returning students and Pacman for all. Next year, there will be issues as I will have students who have not had Frogger and students who have built games up through Pacman. This is an issue. I have several ideas I am considering to deal with this issue.<br>

Project Journal


How am I going to use Pacman, breakthroughs? I found building this today a lot easier than the first one I did a year ago. One of my shortcomings professional speaking, is the lack of time I can give anyone task. In short, I have not been able to sit down and give the review the time it needed to especially go over diffusion and building a counter. I am still working on the counter, but having this time is very valuable to me as the lack of time consistent to accomplish tasks has become very discouraging to me. Next, I have not totally decided how to implement this yet and I may not have all the details until school is ready to start. My schedule has not been finalized. I do know I will use one of the new plans w/ 7th and 8th graders. I also have to find out if I have mixed grade level or not. That will affect the choices made too. It is up in the air a bit. Ya', I am confused too.

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Mark Shouldice