W4: Game Design @ NMPPS

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We’re a quarter way through our pilot program! Week 4 was full of lots of excitement as we focused more on code in Scratch and taking a deeper look into gamification. To kick off the session, we reviewed the blocks of code we learned from the previous week: particularly focusing on the if/else statement. An […]

W3: Game Design @ NMPPS

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Week 3 was a big week for the class! We covered such an enormous amount of material in the 2 hours, we might have pulled some brain cells in the process. The students had loads of challenges – mostly because we started transitioning ideas from paper to the computer and started the digital game design process. For […]

W2: Game Design @ NMPPS

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Our second session was action packed and full of lots of brainstorming and excitement! First, we covered the assigned homework: we asked the students to play their favourite game at home and think about what makes it fun. From Dead Space, to Minecraft, to Sims 4, students mentioned that going on quests, playing a character […]

W1: Game Design @ NMPPS

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We’ve launched!! *insert fireworks sounds here* (Read our intro post here for more details.) Week 1 is done and we are on a roll!! Our focus for the first day of Gamemaking for Digital Stories was to introduce the class to different aspects of the Gaming industry. We had a learning goal and that was to dissect what […]

Introducing… Kids In Tech

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Hi and welcome to our blog! We (Malene and Kat!) are really excited to share all of our weekly adventures with you. If you landed on this post, you may already know that Kids In Tech (KIT) is a community of tech leaders building & facilitating STEAM curriculum for elementary schools in at-risk neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada. […]