The use of game development tool Construct 3 to teach computing

Tom Gullen, Scirra

Description

This workshop will focus on the use of Construct 3 (https://www.construct.net/gb) as a tool for teaching the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Computing. We will focus on KS3 but with reference to use at KS2 level, KS4 and beyond. The workshop will use materials generated by Scirra and by existing teachers that have been used in education. We will also consider the use of a game development tool as a central component in the wider context of teaching skills such as Product Design, Development, Testing and Marketing and explain where Construct 3 sits relative to products such as Scratch and Unity.

Tom Gullen's biography

Tom is a graduate of Computing for Artificial Intelligence from the University of East Anglia, and has over 10 years of experience developing for the web. Tom founded Scirra Ltd in 2011 with his brother Ashley.

Relevant Key Stages: KS2, KS3, KS4

Room: USB G.003 - event space, ground floor, Urban Sciences Building


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