Student 2.0: Using Problem Solving and Brainstorming to Build Games
Posted by: Edmodo
Hi my name is ShaLisa Peterson.I am in the 6th grade. The things I do in tech class is, that we use this program called scratch and we make our own cool video games. But in order to come up with the ideas for our games is that we come up with new and inspiring ideas on Edmodo. We used Edmodo as a way to brain storm all about our games. This was helpful because I was inspired by my TEAMate’s idea of designing a game using animals. That gave me the idea to make a game where these cats steal from dogs. Once we brainstormed a topic on what to make our video game about, then we had to roll up our sleeves, and get to programming.
We created our sprites, which are characters in the video game. Then we had to create a stage, which is where the game take place (setting). Each time we did a part of the project, we put our work up on Edmodo so that Ms. Sigler could grade it and give us feedback. It was also important to upload it there because great techies ALWAYS save their work in more than one place (in case we get the blue screen of death).
Today, we had to work on programming our scripts so that the video game would work. Our goal was to make our characters talk to each other. However, Ms. Sigler, wouldn’t tell us how to do it. We had to figure it out on our own using the tools that we have (youtube, scratch website, and good old Google!) Once students were able to figure out how to make the characters talk to each other, they shared advice on Edmodo how to do it. Edmodo is a great tool for our computer programming class because it helps us to back up our work for when we need to revise it. It is also great to have because we are allowed to talk to each other, and help each other. I think classes got better with Edmodo. The great thing about being a techie is that you have be able to problem solve and give your teammates advice and feedback. Edmodo helps us to do that.