Share Paper: Creating Content-Based Video Games in the Elementary Education Classroom

  1. Bethany Smith, NC State University College of Education, United States
  2. Micha Jeffries, NC State University College of Education, United States
Tuesday, March 8 1:30 PM-2:30 PM McGavock's B

Abstract: Scratch http://scratch.mit.edu/ is an open-source visual programming language developed at the MIT media lab that is well suited to K-12 students. It is an excellent tool for creating interactive video games, but how do we utilize Scratch in our content areas? This project represents a technological and field-based experience where pre-service teachers make sense of their content knowledge through the development, implementation and assessment of the instructional games.