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Over 4,000 Kids Created Video Games For 2013 STEM Challenge

Posted On October 24, 2013

stem2-300x221Can you believe it? Over 4,000 kids submitted videos to the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media were thrilled and amazed at the amount of work these students put into creating their games. They used over 15 different platforms to create their games and received  support and mentoring from hundreds of teachers that got involved.

Educational games were a big favorite with over 46% of students designing games that could be used in the classroom or to teach their peers about their interests.

Many students, including some that actually won,  had not considered creating their own video games until they heard of the Challenge which gave them the idea that it was possible for them to be game designers.  The ratio of males to females was 66-34, which is actually pretty good representation by the girls who tend not to do these types of activities.

To find out more about the winners and the games they designed check out this pdf from the  Joan Cooney Center website which according to web designer, Judi Knight, is itself a fun digital experience.

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