Teach Programming with Gamemaker
Gamemaker is an excellent tool for delivering games programming in your classroom. It is suitable for anyone from aged 8 to adult. It has a very shallow learning curve but can still create professional quality games. No knowledge of programming is required to start creating your own games or interactive resources. Quickly gain skills as a games designer and discover progression routes for your more advanced learners.
This course relies on freely downloadable Gamemaker Studio 2, so no software purchase is required, just a desire to learn. The skills and techniques on this course are directly transferable to other versions of Gamemaker eg. Gamemaker Studio 1.4, Gamemaker 8, 8.1 etc.
Participants will gain the skills needed to teach Games Design/Programming in the classroom even if you have never done anything similar before. There are no course pre-requisites apart from the ability to use a computer.
Go from absolute beginner to designing simple 2D games and interactive content suitable for use in the classroom.
The course also includes tips on delivering games design courses, differential learning, peer evaluation techniques and ideas for projects.
Learn how to create your own interactive whiteboard software and other classroom resources.
Gamemaker is easy to use but immensely powerful at the same time. Students start with drag and drop programming and later add scripting to their skills.
Gamemaker is simple enough for anyone to produce games in hours but powerful enough to create professional software that can produce native applications for Windows computers. With the paid for version the same software can output to the Mac, Android, Iphone as well as HTML5 games and animations.
After attending this Gamemaker course you will be able to teach Games Design and programming with Gamemaker to your classes. You will also be able to create your own interactive whiteboard resources.
In School Course
This course can be held in your school to train your own teachers and teachers from nearby. Contact us to book a date for your in-school training.
The course is delivered by David Batty, who has 25 years of classroom experience teaching computing, and has been a programmer for 35 years. David delivers courses for the AQA, Westminster Briefing, Code College and other organisations as required. He is the UK’s busiest IT teacher trainer having delivered over 100 in-school programming courses to teachers in the past year alone.
Booking or More Information
If you would like to book training delivered in your school or if you would like more information on this or any of our other courses then you can either email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01772 454328 (10am to 10pm – 7 days a week)
What teachers say about our Gamemaker Course…..
An example of the kind of games that can be produced in a day, even by someone with no previous
experience of games design, has been uploaded to Google Play and to the Amazon Marketplace.
Android phone and Tablet owners can download Bouncy Buster from Google Play.
Kindle Fire owners can search for Bouncy Buster in the Amazon marketplace on their Kindle.