This is a unique opportunity for you to practice self-directed learning and create your own custom path of independent study.
Experience how great it feels to develop and complete a project of your own design.
As an advanced student you will have the privilege of participating in planned play-tests!
Teams (balanced and small) will be considered.
At the start of every week now I will check in with you and ask these questions:
What are your detailed plans for this week?
How can I help you?
At the end of the week (last 10 minutes of class) you will update your blog/portfolio for me to grade
Bottom line... Don't overthink it!
Pick 1 of the 4 areas below but realize that your project can be almost anything DIGITAL. Just keep yourself inspired and progressing.
Keep me updated on a weekly basis of any progress or changes (words, screenshots, files, etc) using a Google Sites DIGITAL PORTFOLIO adding dated (e.g. 03/01/21) entries to the top of a blog page. Don't forget to hit PUBLISH and send me a direct link.
Additional Project Choices:
You are mostly on your own with these excellent choices but they are all well worth the extra effort!
CREATE an ARG (Alternate Reality Game) !!!
Just like the one you played at the start of this course!
JOIN the ANTHOLOGY PROJECT
add your mini-game to a themed collection!
Easy VR using Blocksmith
I can help you with this!
Create a Visual Novel with CLOUDnovel
This has come a long way!
MicroSoft MAKECODE Arcade
Follow all videos and then make your own original!
CODE/Script with microSTUDIO
Cloud based, arcade style, great tutorials, lua-ish
Code/Script in Lua with Defold
the best option for learning Lua
CODE in C with RAYLIB
PURE CODING! No fancy interface.
REAL STUDENT EXAMPLES
Kolby A researched and invented an introductory Role Play system and ran sessions in the library
Kit S perfected her digital art and is now a professional illustrator
Alexa P uses Blender & Unity to sell VRChat avatars
DJ explored Piskel and Fire Alpaca and sells prints online
Crista F learned code and electronics and is now at MIT
Liv H explored Arduino and will be using this in the Air Force
Josh H taught himself C++ and now works at Google
Casey F learned Python and now works at Amazon
Eric C mastered Python and owns CKCollab
Aaron S created a catalog of free game music and is a NASA rocket scientist
Sonya H made her first fan Visual Novel and participates in art challenges
Matt P researched Military Tactics Sims and now works for REDACTED
Matt S designed a budget robot for use in high school
Schedule share times
Help connect you to content and resources e.g. digital, traditional texts, artifacts, experiences, visits, interviews, dialogue with the teacher, peers, guidance and outlets for critical thinking, brainstorming, physical materials if needed.
Facilitate your digital portfolio, blogging, small group discussions, work-shopping, mind tools
Offer experiences that aid with motivation and confidence-building