How I Use It
For my rookie students I do a 2 week feature exploratory and conclude with a template hack of their choice. My continuing veterans are expected to plan a 9 week project built using both modified community assets and the Scratch style coding feature.
As a high school game design teacher since 2002, I am constantly researching and implementing many free and low cost game creation tools. Stencyl accommodates more learning styles and levels, languages and platforms than any of it's competitors, bar none. I have followed Stencyl from closed Beta until now and it just keeps getting better and better.