Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CS Mentoring

My students have been working on the National STEM Video Game Challenge in pairs and it's been great, but I really wanted them to have access to experts beyond the classroom.  To this end, I invited guests from a Women in Computing organization from a local university to visit.  Wow!  What an incredible time.  We talked about the internet of things, women in CS pioneers, and much more.
Here's a video of our time:
Following their talk with the class, they went around and worked with groups of students.  The conversations were amazing as they guided my students through thinking about their game creation.  They really led them to reflect more deeply on the player and how they would experience the game.  Would a player find this interesting? Challenging?  How can you add more challenge?
Look forward to future collaboration with this amazing group.

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