GameSalad is a supplemental computer science program that supports instruction in grades PK-12. Content is available online and includes printable resources, such as lesson plans, worksheets, and quizzes. Instruction is project based and introduces students to concepts in programming and game design without the need to learn programming languages and coding skills. Learning List recently reviewed resources for grades 3-8. [Read more…]
GameSalad organizes instruction in units that teach students how to create computer games using GameSalad’s “Creator” user interface. Most units focus on the development of a specific game (e.g., Space Runner, Top-Notch Trivia). Within units, students learn key computer science concepts, such as inputs/outputs, copyright law, universal access, and the applications and impacts of computer science in daily life.
Students create games using a menu-based system that does not require knowledge of coding. Activities require students to apply reasoning skills, logic, and innovative thinking to solve problems. A textbook to accompany GameSalad is available separately from Cengage.
GameSalad is a revolutionary game development platform that allows anyone to create the game of their dreams without writing a line of code. It’s also the best way to introduce programming concepts, game design, and digital media creation to your students. Launched in 2010, GameSalad has been used by over one million aspiring game developers and has powered over 75 games that reached the top 100 in the App Store, including multiple #1 games.
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