Penn State Berks hosted its first EduGaming Conference & Workshop chaired by Joe Mahoney and Hartono Tjoe. This two-day event was aimed at K-12 teachers and focused on using gaming in the classroom. Over 40 teachers, higher education faculty, and administrators participated in this event. Pennsylvania teachers were eligible for 12 ACT48 credits.
Participants learned how to effectively choose games for use in the classroom, what makes a good educational game, and how gaming can act as an inclusive activity for everyone in the classroom. On the second day, attendees prototyped their own board games and surveyed computer game programming using Osmo, littleBits, Scratch and Python.
More information is available at www.sites.psu.edu/edugaming2018