How I Use It
I have used Gamestar Mechanic to enable my students to create their own video games to teach their peers about energy reduction and sustainability. Students worked in pairs, which enabled them to support each other and generate more creative ideas. The challenge is inserting meaningful content that transcends mere game-play and actually teaches concepts.
Gamestar Mechanic has completely captivated my students. They love the ease-of-use that comes with the templates. It is extremely engaging and very exciting. The students love the ability to create something that can be so easily shared with the online community. The challenge is to make sure that if the students are creating content-area games, that the games contain constructive, meaningful information.