Ideas for Using Computer Games in STEM Lessons

Educators who teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math often work in programming. Shawn Cornally writes in a recent blog post that he incorporates games in his classroom as a segue into programming. Cornally, who is an instructor at the University of Iowa, offers lesson suggestions for two popular games – Minecraft and Portal 2 – which happen to be two of my kids’ favorites! For example, he has students figure out if the actions in Portal 2 violate the laws of physics. He also shares ideas for teaching students to write their own computer code.

Find descriptions of additional educational computer games for just about every subject at: (HINT: think Christmas presents!)

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