Revitalize your Computer Science program with Game Development with XNA: Semester 1. This exciting and engaging computer science semester course enables students to apply a basic foundation in programming to create games and simulations for social causes using C# and Microsoft XNA Game Studio. Teaching resources and C#/XNA software are free.
C# is a modern, professional object-oriented programming language which when combined with the Microsoft XNA framework creates the XNA Game Studio – a professional game development environment for PC, Xbox 360, and Windows Phone.
- Address social causes and real-world problems
- Explore game and simulation development as communication and art
- Apply knowledge of variables, conditionals, loops, object-oriented programming, recursion, and data structures to game creation.
The free curriculum package includes:
- Teacher Roadmap
- Daily lesson plans
- Demonstration projects
- 14 video tutorials
- 22 lab assignments and solutions
- Student activities
- Assessment tools with keys and exemplars
Lessons are aligned to CSTA, ITEA-STL, and ISTE-NETS standards. An online Microsoft Partners in Learning community provides support for teachers. Student-directed learning resources support independent learning, freeing teachers to focus on instruction of computer science concepts and student assessment.
Success Scenario: Students who have had experience with a structured programming language and a basic understanding of variables, conditionals, loops, and object-oriented design.
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