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KS3 Game Making / App Making Topics

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by greenisland, Sep 2, 2019.

  1. greenisland

    greenisland New commenter

    Hi,
    Just wondering if anyone is teaching a game making / app making unit at KS3 or doing it as a club?
    At my previous school we taught half ICT and half Computing so did a lot of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash and did coding using Python. At my new school, we teach a lot more CS and do some Digital Literacy and ICT. I really want to get the students interesting in the creative elements of the subject as I know that some of them have lost interest in Computing.
    I used to use Game Maker Studio which was great but that is no longer free. I have heard of MIT app inventor and had a look at it. It seems okay and students can share the apps online. Ideally, if anyone can give me some ideas on software / topics they have used which works well in the classroom that would be great.

    Thanks,
    Green Island
     
  2. madcat

    madcat Occasional commenter

    If it is for a club or you have fairly keen students, have a look at Unity
    https://learn.unity.com/educators
    It is pretty complicated but ...try "Roll a Ball" yourself to get a flavour
     
  3. greenisland

    greenisland New commenter

    Thanks Madcat. I will check it out.
     
  4. ict04

    ict04 New commenter

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