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Testing MaKey MaKey with Magos Lite

Yesterday our after school game club participants were introduced to the world of Makey Makey. In brief, MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. With MaKey MaKey you can turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the Internet. Our game club participants made their own custom game controllers in order to play games created with Magos Lite game creation tool. Watch a YouTube video: http://youtu.be/yc3lYnZWoVE

Testing game making in an after school program

After school program experiment

Couple weeks ago we started an experiment in which second graders use Magos Lite and other accessible game making tools to create games in a weekly after school program. The game design sessions of the program last 1,5 hours and are organized in Käppärä school, Pori, Finland (15 hours altogether). There was a lot interest towards the program, but we could only accept 16 pupils for the program (randomly selected pupils). In the first two sessions pupils created games in pairs with Magos Lite with iPads.

Magical at INTED2014

MAGICAL will be participating and presenting research results from the training experiments at INTED2014, the 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (10-12 March 2014) in Valencia. Nathalie will also chair the session 'Video games for learning' on Monday, 10th of March from 10:45 to 12:00.

Latest news from the game making world

Catch up with all the latest from the world of game design and game making for learning. Among the news, initiatives and resources to explore: MAGICAL's game making bibliography on Mendeley scores a century, listing over 100 papers. These deal with a range of related issues, including collaboration, creativity, problem solving and other 21st century skills that can be activated with game making.

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