4th Grade S.T.E.M. Students “Play-Test” for RIT

Posted on December 23rd, 2014 by ssorrentino

Over the last couple of months, our 4th grade S.T.E.M. students at Allendale Columbia School have been actively engaging with authentic and innovative technologies in their role as “play-testers” for the final programming projects developed by the those in theRochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Educational Gaming and Animation college course.

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RIT’s MAGIC affiliate, the FOSS@MAGIC Initiative(Free and Open Source Software and Free Culture), grew out of the Department of Interactive Games and Media’s course in Educational Game Development and is a unique, multi-disciplinary collaboration spanning colleges, curricula, and research throughout the campus. As they continue to do each semester, the RIT students present their final course projects for our young S.T.E.M. students to “play-test” and provide immediate and valuable feedback. Most exciting of all, this learning opportunity has provided for an authentic experience for our young students, as well as the college students, with both groups of students fully engaged and appreciative of the opportunity to learn from one another!

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