Video Gaming with a Purpose: Meet a Smithsonian Museum Game Designer
Your students play games for fun but do they know that you can play to learn STEM concepts – and still have fun. In this chat with Smithsonian digital interactive designer Cody Coltharp, they will play games about a historical event— the first manned flight—and about algorithmic sorting. Cody will explain the kinds of skills he uses to do this work, his educational background, and share insights into designing games for the Smithsonian. Students will be able to ask questions and play with these free, easy to use, Smithsonian activities. To preview the activities that will be demonstrated see: The First Flight online interactive: https://s.si.edu/wright CURIO Print and Play collection: https://s.si.edu/curio2 -- In celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 3-9, 2018), join us for a conversation highlighting computer science at work within the Smithsonian.