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My video game design and development class lends so well to this as students are provided with a number of paths they can take in terms of learning. This will provide a number of additional learning strands.
If funded, we will be able to purchase the following:
Raspberry Pi - the raspberry pi is a credit card sized computer that is ideal for learning a number of programming languages. In addition, there is a version of minecraft, Minecraft Pi edition, that allows the users to play in the minecraft sandbox environment by coding in order to build their creations.
Ouya Console - The ouya console is a gaming console built on the Android operating system and geared toward indie developers. We use GameMaker (yoyogames.com) and gamemaker games can be published for android, so it will be exciting for students to extend their work with gamemaker to code the use of the game controller and publish and play their games on the console.
MakeyMakey- The MakeyMakey is an uber cool creation tool that allows students to create input devices (game controllers, keyboards, etc.) by completing electric circuits using anything that can conduct electricity (water, a banana, play dough, graphite, etc.). In my class it will be great for students to create a custom controller for their games.
Disney Infinity- Disney infinity is a game that puts players in the disney universe to play games as a variety of disney characters. Better yet, there is a world builder component that puts users in the role of game designer. Users can create their own disney themed game and virtual environment for players to explore.
In addition, we will be purchasing a number of books related to the products in order to kick start the process and help learn and generate ideas for our creations. This project will take place mostly during lunch and after school, but students will have opportunities to work during class as well.
For the next 7 days, we are receiving a matching pledge from the 100 Women Hedge fund. If you donate, please use code 100WOMEN so your donation is matched. I really don't want to burden anyone and don't expect a large donation. A bunch of matched $5 or $10 donations will help us reach our goal quickly thanks to our $750 start from code.org.
Thanks for your support!!