Teacher Review for Kodu Game Lab

Great for PC Beginning Game Designers

Julie C.
Technology coordinator
Falcon Creek Middle School
Aurora, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students are introduced to Kodu during a whole class lesson. I used the lessons found here, after demonstrating the platform. https://www.kodugamelab.com/resources/ Students love using Kodu. I did find that the 5 week lesson is actually less than that, but that students continue to build on their learning. I wish it was cross platform. Set up time is based on install time in a full lab.
My Take
I love Kodu in the classroom! I do hope it becomes cross platform or web based. Students take what you introduce and expand on it. Don't be too telling in your instruction. Let them discover!