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Global Kids' Game Design Intensive Covered in Jewish Week
A participant in Global Kids' recent week-long game design intensive published an article on his experiences, Playing Games With Jewish Education, in the recent Jewish Week.
An excerpt follows:
The educators played out this active, game-making thesis for a week, working together to design a game that explores food policy through a Jewish lens. We divided into groups, learned and shared information, argued over moral values, then put our new technical skills to work to create a game that would actually function, with cogent rules, goals, and rewards. Fear of failure was a constant companion as we tweaked our game and presented it to a blue-ribbon panel of designers.
The game we built may never be played. The more important lesson: in an increasingly technological, multimedia world, the ability of educators to improvise, remix, beta-test and iterate may be the key to future Jewish pedagogical success.