It’s no secret that I am a big supporter of games-based learning. I love how games encourage and engage students in their learning, and in fact can make learning more enjoyable. I believe games-based learning can be one of the best ways to prepare our digital native students for the 21st century and solve the world’s toughest problems – you can read more in my interview with Firas Khatib and Seth Cooper.
That’s why I’m so pleased that Xbox 360 is part of the National STEM Video Game Challenge for the third year in a row. Beginning today, this video game design contest is open to American middle and high school students (5th through 12th grade). Encourage your students to apply!
The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition that aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. The mix of games-based learning with STEM topics is a great way to further encourage the development of knowledge and skills for the jobs of the 21st century. Partners in this effort include Sesame Street Workshop, E-Line Media, ESA, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, PBS Kids and AMD Foundation.
You can help make this year’s Challenge the most successful one yet by getting your students, friends and children involved. Invite them to become game designers and start designing today! When you click on the link below, you help start a student off on a path of discovery and learning to last a lifetime: