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These Games Transform Kids from Players into 'Makers'

Summer Games That Help Kids Make Games

Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

Amid the growing Maker Movement and popularity of classes teaching students how to code, summer offers the perfect opportunity for students not just to play games, but also to learn how to make their own games. KQED wrote about the trend and offered a list of games that teach children game-making skills. 

Games on the list include LittleBigPlanet, Pixel Press Floors and Portal 2 Puzzle Maker.

"What's particularly great about all of these tools is that they achieve something that's hard to do: connecting the classroom to home," the article said. "Ideally, we'd like learning to extend out from the classroom, adapting to students' different contexts as they move from school to home to wherever...So this summer, let's try something out; let's encourage students to forget about school, slack off, make some games and learn."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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