Game on! Texas 2010

April 9, 2010 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Our East Austin College Prep Academy (EACPA) Superintendent Dr. Cantu, was recently invited to be a panelist at the Game On! Texas 2010, educational summit. The event highlighted how developing games can help children learn, and  was hosted in Austin by AMD on April 7th, 2010.

The students at EACPA are part of AMD’s signature education initiative, Changing the Game. The initiative promotes social issue game development as a tool to inspire children to learn, improve their science, technology, education and math (STEM) skills, and become more attuned to global social issues such as the environment, energy, public health and poverty.

Dr. Cantu’s panel included other prominent educators who have experience using game development with children. Working on the games Dr. Cantu noted, has helped their cognitive skills and specifically developed their math and technology abilities.

As part of this initiative, EACPA students use the World Wide Workshop Foundation’s Globaloria game-design program in the schools AMD computer lab. The lab also gives the students access to other aspects of technology and the internet including blogging, developing wiki’s, even learning Flash!

Globaloria is an intensive in-school game development curriculum and social networking platform that prepares students ages 13 and older from under-served communities to use technology to become active, socially conscious global cybercitizens.

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