Monday, April 8, 2013

Teaching students about descriptive writing is always a challenge. Here is a great idea - coutesy of ASCD and SmartBrief.

Teaching descriptive writing with video games
High-school English teacher Jason Sellers has found a way to use video-game programming software to help his students with their descriptive writing skills. Students use sites including Playfic and Inform 7 programming software that allows users to create basic video games using natural language instead of code. "You hear a lot about gaming and engaging kids in STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] subjects, and I wondered, what does gaming look like in English?" Sellers said. School Library Journal/The Digital Shift (4/3)Bookmark and Share

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