Teacher Review for Gamestar Mechanic

Great introduction to game design.

Tanya H.
Classroom teacher
Miton Middle School
Milton, WV
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Gamestar Mechanic is a great tool to introduce students to game designing. I find that some of the students who struggle in the core subject areas respond well to this program. Problem solving is a big part of the quest and motivates the students to find answers. Students who are not really problem solvers struggle with this program, but the quest itself motivates them to continue. They get very excited when other students play their games and comment on them.
My Take
Great tool to introduce game design and the importance of problem solving.